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I have uploaded a photo of me testing an 00 gauge copperclad turnout with Exactoscale fast track bases.



For some time I have only been able to buy 1.6 mm thick strip and both SMP and C&L flexi track need packing up to height. I am already sold on 1.6 mm thick plastic sleepers/timbers as they do not suffer the solvent curl that the thinner timbers do. Also this track base has a feel of being much sturdier and substantial (like Peco Streamline) than the thinner ones.

I have also just received some Concrete style Dowmac bases which have much finer representation of Pandrol clips than the Peco Indvidulay components. The bases are not cheap at £5 a yard (plus rail), but given the cost of quality models now and the fact its to 4 mm scale not unreasonable.

For testing its a far better product as its level with the item being tested. On the layout its a far better 4 mm scale representation of track than its H0 gauge counterparts, being bull head rail, having chairs, the correct width sleepers and better sleeper spacing. To my mind far sturdier than its 00 gauge competition.

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Yes. But exacto scale fast track and rail at about £7 a metre is very pricey compared with smp or C&l , both of which are very acceptable visually

By the way , on an all plastic chaired turnout , how would you implement 00-SF.
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madscientist wrote: Yes. But exacto scale fast track and rail at about £7 a metre is very pricey compared with smp or C&l , both of which are very acceptable visually

By the way , on an all plastic chaired turnout , how would you implement 00-SF.
I said it was a bit dearer, I for one think the cost is justified and on a small layout just a few pounds extra


This may sound stupid but building to 00sf gauge on plastic sleepers is exactly as I would build on Ply, and the same methods I use to build to EM, P4 or 00 gauges, which is using the appropriate track gauges, 00sf needs no special build methods that are not used in other gauges

Possible with the exception of using a weaker solvent than Butanone with plastic to plastic that I would with plastic to ply
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Hi,

Does anybody know why we are advised to glue the 'ready made' thin sleepered flexitrack across the full sleeper width ? C&L advise this on their website but if solvent hasn't been used in the track base/ flexi construction is there maybe another reason ?

Rob


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Rob as no one else has replied I will give it a go

Unlike other RTR trackwork both SMP and C&L use very thin sleepers, which may distort in some circumstances. Especially if used with foam underlay and pinned, this process can deform the track and reduce the gauge


Given that C&L both sell and promote closed cell foam underlay, glueing is the preferred method. Glueing the whole length of each timber may seem a bit of over kill, but builds in a lot of strength

As I have said earlier I prefer the thicker Exactoscale products , less likely to curl up
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Hi John,

Thanks for the reply re the thin sleeper flexi track. I like using thin cork underlay. I know it is old fashioned and many would claim it is not as quiet as foam but most of my layouts are just small shunting types or stations where speeds are very low and the cork seems fine to me.

The thin sleepers save a lot of ballast or packing compared to the thicker ones. In some areas I have just used C&L chairs directly onto a plasticard sheet if no sleepers are actually visible. Getting my printer to print Templot output directly onto the plasticard would be dandy for this...........

Rob

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