May 28th, 2009, 04:42 PM #1
Flex track curve tool / template?
Years ago I bought a couple of HO flextrack curve template thingies. They were about 3 inches long, stamped out of sheet steel, and fit inside HO flex track to help conform the track to a desired radius. You tacked down the flex at one end, put the template inside the rails and slid it along the curve as you tacked it down.
I think one was a 26-inch radius and one was a 28-inch radius.
I've searched the Web and cannot find them. Anybody know the company that makes (or made) these? Anybody know if such a thing exists for N-scale? I know MRL (MLR?) makes a "straight tool" but apparently not curve tools.
May 28th, 2009, 04:59 PM #2Confirmed TrainBoard Member
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Here in the UK they are available in 9", 12", 15", 18", 24", 36" and straight, from a company called Tracksetta, available at most hobby shops.
May 28th, 2009, 05:25 PM #3
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Tracksetta is the only tool I've seen, and it's been available in the US for many years through etailers and, once long ago in a far away galaxy, at a local hobby store. I'd think that one could use it for easement curves quite well.Pete Nolan
May 28th, 2009, 05:30 PM #4
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