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SW-HO-S-10

HO Scale 10" Long SweepSticks

SW-HO-S-10
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HO Scale 10" Long SweepSticks


$9.00
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Use our laser cut SweepSticks to aid in precisely forming HO flextrack in a perfectly straight line. In addition to holding flextrack straight, SweepSticks can be used as an aid to track planning. They are also great for determining whether the desired radius will actually fit as planned before starting any track laying. No cheating with SweepSticks!

SweepSticks can also be used in hand laying straight and curved track, notches provide clearance for spiking. They work great for confidently centering the rail onto the wood ties. No more off center track!

HO SweepSticks track forming tools are:

  • Precise! - Form perfectly straight lengths of commercial flextrack.
  • Inexpensive - Priced to allow a modeler to build a library of sizes.
  • Versatile - All curved and straight HO SweepSticks are interchangeable with each other.
  • Robust - Don't let the wood construction fool you, SweepSticks are cut from stable aircraft grade plywood.
  • Multiple Use - Can be used to form flextrack, plan a layout, or as a tool for hand laying trackwork.
  • Vast - A very large collection of radii are available, including custom sizes.
  • Compatible - HO SweepSticks can be used with all types of commercial flextrack.

HO SweepSticks are precision laser cut from 2mm aircraft grade Baltic Birch plywood. The multiple direction of the wood grain in plywood makes it very stable and ideally suitable for SweepSticks. Each SweepStick size includes two 10" lengths that are glued together to form a single, long piece. Additional lengths and sizes can be added for make a Sweep as long as desired.

  • The end of each SweepStick forms a box joint that is interchangeable with any other HO scale SweepStick.
  • Centerline slots are provided for drawing track centerlines onto roadbed.
  • Clearance is provided for spiking if the SweepSticks are to be used for hand laying track. Note: Due to limited clearance, HOn2, HOn3, HOn30, N, Nn3 and Z scales do not have notches for spiking.
SweepSticks Features

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Fast Tracks Knowledge Base

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Fast Tracks Video Channel

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5 Stars
The hardest part of laying track is getting it straight! I am modeling the CBQ in 1964. Mainline track is pristine. I have relayed the same piece about 3 times and ripped up again, but by using the straight Sweep Sticks I was able to get the track to be straight. Sweet Sticks alone are not sufficient. Getting it straight still requires laying it out well and using a good straight edge, but the Sweep Sticks are invaluable for removing the little waves that are hard to see from aside the track. I had to walk about 15 feet and duck into a piece of the benchwork that I removed so I could look straight down the track. See may review of the #8 Point Form tool for comments on Fast Tracks performance in order filling and shipping.
Reviewed by (Verified Buyer)  - 7/26/2016
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5 Stars
The rigidity of the sweep sticks helps straighten out flex track and hold it in place in my staging yard along with handlaying my track in the exposed portion of my mainline. Very handy indeed. I purchased a few sets of these for longer runs.
Reviewed by (Verified Buyer)  - 10/23/2016
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5 Stars
I purchased these to use with Micro Engineering's flex track. The Sweep Sticks are well engineered and work great
Reviewed by (Verified Buyer)  - 7/27/2016
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