J&C Studios O Gauge Archive


O Gauge / O Scale Forums and Individual Blogs for Model Railroading


 
What is the J&C Studios O Gauge Archive?     Need help? support@jcstudiosinc.com

Need Help?
Try watching some of our videos:

(Guest)    J&C Studios O Gauge Archive    TRAINS4U2C2    Cutting Fastrack
 
 
My website:   http://trains4u2c2.shutterfly.com/
 
This topic is also posted here:
Topic: Cutting Fastrack
Share & "Like" This Topic on Facebook!
TRAINS4U2C2
Joined: Oct 4, 2009
Topics: 43   Replies: 70
posted on Feb 19, 2014 08:48 AM:
My Archive Category  
My Website  

I was in need of a couple shorter pieces of Fastrack and two of the LHS's were out of stock and didn't know if any were on order. So I decided to try and make my own. Using a fine carbide tip blade on my chop saw and cutting from the back side of the track, I cut a chunk out of the middle of a 10 in straight. Then I glued the two good pieces together, filed off the burrs first.




Then I soldered jumpers to the tabs on the bottom.



I'm sure this in nothing new for some of you but I couldn't find any instructions in my search so thought I'd share this with you.

Doug
 

   

JohnBoy
Joined: May 14, 2008
Topics: 81   Replies: 512
posted on Feb 19, 2014 11:08 AM:
My Archive Category  
My Website  

Very nice Doug - a useful tutorial on a common problem. Save some money too!

John
 

   

gunrunnerjohn
Joined: Jan 28, 2012
Topics: 0   Replies: 3
posted on Aug 12, 2014 11:33 AM:
My Archive Category  

You can use standard O-gauge tubular track pins in the cuts to give the rails more integrity.
 

   

TRAINS4U2C2
Joined: Oct 4, 2009
Topics: 43   Replies: 70
posted on Aug 12, 2014 06:19 PM:
My Archive Category  
My Website  

I never thought of that, I'll keep that in mind next time.

Thanks for the tip.

Doug
 

   





© Copyright 2007-2017 J&C Studios, Inc. All rights reserved.
View our Privacy Policy   Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms and Conditions
The J&C Studios O Gauge Archive is built using POJO Jenerator   Site Map