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CopperHead HO Scale PC Board Turnout Ties - 1/16"

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CopperHead HO Scale PC Board Turnout Ties - 1/16"


$3.65
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5 - 9 @ $3.45
10 - 19 @ $3.30
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$3.65

HO, 1/16" (0.062" / 1.6mm) 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 remaining ties are filled in with wood ties.

When painted, the PC Board ties will become nearly invisible, blending in with the wood ties. While some sizes of CopperHead PC board ties are not as high as standard wood ties this will not be an issue. Once soldered to rail, the thinner PC board ties will simply "float" between the wood ties, the space is hidden when the track is ballasted

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.

To speed up the process of cutting the PC board ties to length, check out our TieBreaker tie cutting tools!

Sold on a fret of 27 ties.

Tie Dimensions

Size Length Width Height
Prototype Imperial 17.5' 9" 5.5"
Model Imperial 2.41" 0.1" 0.06"
Prototype Metric 5.3m 228.6mm 139.7mm
Model Metric 61.2mm 2.6mm 1.6mm

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5 Stars
The previously available ties were stamped out, often leaving a threadlike wisp of copper. If not removed, this could drive you nuts tracking down an electrical short. The current version, machined rather than stamped, eliminates this issue.
Reviewed by (Verified Buyer)  - 5/1/2017
2 out of 2 customers found this review helpful
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5 Stars
In my case of Shinohara Turnout code 100, converting DCC friendly, PCB breadth is better to widen to 4.5 mm since gap of ties at point rails is 5 mm, wider is easy to drill for push/pull rods.
Reviewed by (Verified Buyer)  - 3/14/2017
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5/5
5 Stars
This is a good product. I've fallen into the habit of filing / sanding the sides of the ties and using a felt pen to color the sides black. Don't forget to bevel the tips of throwbars so they don't catch on the roadbed. One can also narrow the throwbars a little bit with sanding. I prefer to cut my insulation gaps before hand using a razor saw.
Reviewed by (Verified Buyer)  - 1/5/2018
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5/5
5 Stars
Works great
Reviewed by (Verified Buyer)  - 1/30/2018
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5/5
5 Stars
I have a small bandsaw and cut the ties from the frets all at once. I have used PC ties from other suppliers and the Fast Tracks PC ties are cleaner and simpler. I use a sheet of scotchbrite to polish up the ties before soldering. The scotchbright removes any burrs that might be present.
Reviewed by (Verified Buyer)  - 1/25/2018
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5/5

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