HO flexible QuickSticks crosstie strips for Gantlet track provides the craftsman with a fast and efficient method for finishing curved lengths of soldered Flexible Gantlet track built with a Fast Tracks assembly fixture.
Part of the Fast Tracks Infinite™ Track System each laser cut strip is a lattice of wood ties that are glued directly to the roadbed and are designed to accommodate the soldered PC Board ties.
Strips can be linked together using a TieClip connector to form strips of any length. Strips can also be connected to Fast Tracks Gauntlet QuickSticks and can be shortened if necessary.
Ties on our Gantlet QuickSticks are set to Mainline spacing (20" center to center) and are 10 scale feet wide to accommodate the parallel routes of gauntlet track.
The skeleton trackwork (the rail and PC Board Ties) built in a Fast Tracks assembly fixture is simply set on top of the QuickSticks Strips and spiked or glued into place. Empty areas are strategically located along the strip to accommodate the PC Board Ties that are used for building trackwork in assembly fixture.
When used with Fast Tracks fixture built trackwork, QuickSticks Gauntlet Flexible Crosstie Strips offers incredible convenience and accuracy.
- Makes track completion fast and easy
- Can be used to finish straight or curved sections of track
- Can be bent to fit any curve
- Strips can be connected together to form strips of any length
- Strips can be connected to other Fast Tracks QuickSticks products
- Includes etched guidelines to verify rail location
- Matches the tie height of most commercial track products
- Are NMRA compliant
Gantlet Flexible Crosstie Strips are cut from very pliable Baltic Birch plywood custom sawn specifically for Fast Tracks. The ties are 0.1" (2.5mm) 9 scale inches wide, 1.38" (35.1mm) 10 scale feet long and 0.08" (2mm), 7 scale inches thick, and will match commercially available wood ties and flextrack.
Each strip includes a TieClip connector for connecting the strip to another crosstie strip. You can order additional TieClips here.
The QuickSticks on this page are the drilled version. We offer Quicksticks with either drilled or non-drilled wood ties. The version you choose is a matter of personal preference. The non-drilled version has trackwork fastened to it with Pliobond adhesive. Plionbond will provide a solid bond for a lifetime as its bond increases over time and is very reliable. Spiking onto our drilled QuickSticks will provide a mechanical bond that some modelers prefer, but requires a bit more time to install. Not all ties are pre-drilled, only ties at key locations to allow the turnout to be fastened in place.
Spiking trackwork to QuickSticks.
If you prefer, a non-drilled version is available that is designed to be glued to the rails using Pliobond glue.
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