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Cutting Fastrack
TRAINS4U2C2
Joined: Oct 4, 2009
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posted on Feb 19, 2014 08:48 AM:
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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
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posted on Feb 19, 2014 11:08 AM:
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Very nice Doug - a useful tutorial on a common problem. Save some money too!

John
 
gunrunnerjohn
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posted on Aug 12, 2014 11:33 AM:
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You can use standard O-gauge tubular track pins in the cuts to give the rails more integrity.
 
TRAINS4U2C2
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posted on Aug 12, 2014 06:19 PM:
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I never thought of that, I'll keep that in mind next time.

Thanks for the tip.

Doug
 



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