Ready to use, each piece features Code 83 nickel-silver rail on realistic brown ties, plus roadbed molded in gray and detailed to look like real ballast. Just connect the sections together, wire to your power pack, and your railroad is up and running! Best of all, True-Track is adaptable to your changing needs. It can be nailed down for use on a permanent layout. Or remove and paint the roadbed sections for added realism. The sections can also be removed from the roadbed and used with cork roadbed, ballast and other Atlas Code 83 track products to build a traditional layout.