Z, 1/32" (0.031" / .8mm) thick CopperHead PC Board Ties are produced using Fast Tracks own unique routing process that allows us to offer ties that have a very clean edge, precise dimensions and are always perfectly flat. The copper cladding is paper thin allowing you to cut the copper with a small file or rotary tool to isolate the rails. Both sides of the tie are copper cladded.
Copper cladded fiberglass PC Board ties are used at strategic points in hand laid trackwork to permanently hold the rails in gauge. The PC Board ties are soldered into place with wood ties added to complete the trackwork.
Designed to span trackwork built on .825" centers (15 scale feet) track centers, our Z Crossover ties are specifically cut with extra long ties to allow a single tie to span both tracks. On a crossover, it is standard practice to have one tie span the width of 2 tracks. These ties are typically used in single or double crossovers.
When painted the PC Board ties will become nearly invisible, blending in with the wood ties.
Using our printable tie templates as a guide, cut the ties to the lengths you need for your turnout. While specifically designed to fit all Fast Tracks assembly fixtures, they can also be used for any hand constructed trackwork.
Sold on a fret of 53 ties.
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