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19.07.2014
Discussion of N gauge model railway specific products and related model railway topics (problems and solutions).
Hi AdamI'm pretty new to this myself so others may well give you better advice than me.Being on a tight budget I havent brought tracksetta's, instead I drew the required radius on fairly thick card, pinned the card to the board, spread pva glue along where the track should go, lay the track and shape to the card curve and hold in place using drawing pins while the glue sets.
I used Tracksettas (for straights and curves), and then held the track in place with screws between sleepers (more on curves than on straights).
Hi Adamif you are fixing Peco motors under the board, fold the lugs outward and fix in place with two screws with large washers you can then adjust the position of the motor to get the optimum position. The incredible new STRAIGHTRACKIT (c), CURVETRACKIT (c), and EXTRATRACKIT (c) track laying gauges! See the next page of this website for our patented SUPERTRACKIT (c) tool, which allows you to make every radius between 6" and 48", on the inch, in HO scale and 1" to 31" in N scale, when used in conjunction with our CURVETRACKIT (c) tools!
Patented 2 piece 36" length (18" each piece) STRAIGHTRACKIT (c) track gauges available for HO and N scale.
Patented 2 piece EXTRATRACKIT(c) is used to lay both double track curves and double track straights.
You need to add screws yourself, I used some nuts and bolts with a counter sunk head and then drilled a counter sunk hole into the baseboard to accommodate the head of the bolt.
I've a pair of Xuron cutters, they're well worth the cost at around ?10, I'm on my second pair, & they've both served me well.
Cutting track with a razor saw (or filing to clean up ends cut with nippers) - as has been suggested a block of wood to lift the track above the board surface, then cut a block of wood about 3-4cm square, then use a wood saw to cut two grooves across one surface just wide enough and far enough apart to sit firmly over the rails. Hi Adam, I've done it both ways in the past and TBH the holes you need to cut in 00 can start to run into each other in complex formations. Ive only ever modelled 00 guage, but now Im starting my first N gauge layout Im wondering hows best to lay the track?I know some people use pins others use glue, but wondered what people think the best way is? Cut out the tape and stick to the base of the track and rub it on with a track rubber to ensure good adhesion before peeling off the other protective layer and sticking to the base-board.
For straight runs I attach a piece of straight wood to the board and lay the track alongside that.Whatever method you choose I would say allways use something to curve the track to the required radius and use a straight edge on straight runs. It was near-enough as it was with the ones I have.Or at least my local handy store didn't have screws with sufficiently thin heads or washers that were narrow and thin enough either.


It was near-enough as it was with the ones I have.Ah - I'd assumed you were taking the screws out after the glue had dried? I haven't used them with N but I've done a few 009 ones and getting the motor exactly centred seems to be more critical than with 00. I'm relying entirely on latex glue to hold my track down; seems to work well and looks good.
Each different radius tool comes in a different color to easily distinguish between them.
Place one end of the EXTRATRACKIT (c) at the end of your first straight section that was laid with the STRAIGHTRACKIT (c), place the other end in the rail you wish to lay, and then slide the second EXTRATRACKIT (c) along the center of both parallel rails, tacking the second rail down as you go!
This included a number of sections of straight track that went outward from both ends of the 2 curves. My baseboard is cut into three, so Im wondering how's best to joint the tracks over the gaps? Thats a clever idea to split track into several pieces.Do you think it would be easy to remove the point motor if it ever burnt out? It's likely to be even worse in N as half of the point motor sticks out to one side of the points. What I was thinking, because screwing undernieth the baseboard to hold motors in place can be fiddley, whether it would be easier to use a squirt of hot glue from a glue gun? Each tool will also come with a lamination on it to prevent scratches or damage in shipment. Put the tools between the rails of any brand of flex track and tack the track down through the holes in the gauge.
Put the gauges between the rails of any brand of flex track and tack the track down through the holes in the gauge. Tip colour the rail surface with a felt tip pen, rub the block along the rail and it will leave cutting guide lines on the surface of the wood. I use this as a temporary measure to hold the track in place until the ballast is laid and glued to fix the track permanently. Would this hold them in place to you think?When it comes to cutting track, how do you do it?


I had images of me with one hand undernieth, the other stretched over the top trying to fit it. Someone used to flog a ready made one but I haven't seen it for a while.Rails across baseboard joints. Id then screw the one set of prongs to the board, and the other set will be secured to the point.
Ive seen purpose made track cutters and read that some use those small circler cutters you atatch to a drill. Both the STRAIGHTRACKIT (c) and CURVETRACKIT (c) come with a keystone-shaped male and female end so they can interlock with each other.
Take your second EXTRATRACKIT (c) and slide it down the rails between the two tracks as shown in the photo, tacking the second rail down as you go.
So if I ever did need to remove it, I could unscrew one side and hopefully slide the other side out of the point.What I like about this method of fitting, is that the motor will be perfectly lined up. Holes in the tools line up perfectly with the holes in Atlas flex track, or you can use other brands of flex track and simply use a pin vice to drill a hole in any tie you select. Then screw in a thin brass screw against the outside of each rail either side of the joint. Plan your layout space with ease as you "test fit" your rails before laying them in seconds with our patented products!! I used 'Sticky Fixers' (those little sticky pads that come on a sheet) to hold point motors in place whilst I align them. I then pre-drill where the holes should be, remove the pads, and fit the motors To cut track I just use Xuron track cutters (like a snipper thing), and just file any rough edges off the rails.No need for nasty high-speed rotating machines that take your finger off without a second thought! Solder them to the rails, the using a slitting disk in a Dremel or Expo tool cut through the rails and cut the heads of the screws off at an angle sloping away from the rail surface. If you can feel the edge of the screw above the rail a touch with the face of the disc or a file to bring it down level.



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