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I did not want to make the investment in 9V track and 9V accessories that going that route would require.
That said, there is a company making "new" 9V compatible track. Their website is at http://www.me-models.com. I cannot personally vouch for them but I've heard other AFOLs speak highly of them.
So really when it boiled down to it Id say just buy regular 9v track, or go all PF.
I personally like the 9v over PF, but that is probably because I had a chance to get cheap 9volt track.
That and many people like to have the track to run the original motors that came with the set, which is why I also managed to get 12v rails for the 4.5 volt track.
I just like it being more authentic (and yes I know you can pretty much convert all trains to PF)
I love the 9V system. Unlimited power is a must, especially at Lego/ train shows. I was lucky enough to purchase plenty of Lego 9V track when it was on its way out. The straight track is getting expensive, but the curved track is really cheap. You can operate a lot of train functions with just 1 power converter.