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


43 In Stock

We can ship the CH-HO-C immediately. If you order more than what we have available, we will hold your order and add additional units required to our production queue. The lead time for this product is shown above.

PRICE : $6.49

43 in stock

HO scale, 1/16" (0.062" / 1.6mm) thick CopperHead PC Board Ties are produced using Fast Track's unique routing process that allows us to offer ties with 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 hold the rails in gauge permanently. The PC Board ties are soldered into place with wood ties added to complete the trackwork.

Designed to span trackwork built on 2" centers (15 scale feet) track centers, our HO Crossover ties are specifically cut with extra long ties to allow a single tie to span both tracks. On a crossover, having one tie span the width of 2 tracks is standard practice. These ties are typically used in single or double crossovers.

When painted, the PC Board ties will become nearly invisible, blending in with the wood ties.

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.

Sold on a fret of 27 ties.

Tie Dimensions

PC Board Tie Dimensions

Size LengthWidthHeight
Prototype Imperial25'9" 5.5"
Model Imperial3.44"0.1"0.06"
Prototype Metric7.6m228.6mm139.7mm
Model Metric87.5mm2.6mm1.6mm


7 reviews for CopperHead HO Scale PC Board Crossover Ties - 1/16"

  1. 5 out of 5

    James L Schulte (verified owner)

    This product works the same as the other switch ties, lays in the jig perfectly without any warping or shifting

  2. 4 out of 5

    Robert Conte (verified owner)

    A single crossover requires 15 of these ties. So, if you're building more than one crossover, order these ties accordingly.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Guest Reviewer

    I've built several three-way switches and prefer using these longer ties rather than the two part ties recommended in the instructions.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lee Nicholas (verified owner)

    I use these ties to repair commercial made turnouts. They are the best on the market.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Guest Reviewer

    This product is a wunderfull help to build crossovers!

  6. 5 out of 5

    John Golden (verified owner)

    An excellent product! Great value for the price. Easy to use, smartly constructed and packaged. I use them to build my own turnouts and throwbars in Code 55 and Code 70 and they are a superior product.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Louis Anderson (verified owner)

    Excellent product- there are imitations out there but I find the cladding on the others is not consistent. Tip: I use the outside frets and scrap rail to practice my soldering skills.

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Default Turnout Length" ( mm)This is the length of the turnout on the QuickSticks. Measured from end tie to end tie.
Minimum Turnout Length" ( mm)This is the shortest possible turnout length. Measured from the end PC board tie to end PC board tie.
Diverging Route AngleStandard (Decimal)
1:Standard (Ratio)
Decimal = Frog angle in decimal degrees
D/M/S = Deg/Min/Sec
Ratio = Frog angle expressed as a ratio
Tie Spacing (Prototype)" ( mm)Tie spacing center of tie to center of tie.
Tie Size (Model)L - " ( mm)
W - " ( mm)
H - " ( mm)
The actual size of the tie.
Tie Size (Prototype)L - 25' (7.6 m)
W - 9"(229 mm)
H - 5.5" (140 mm)
The original tie size that the model was based on.
Secondary Frog Angle°The second frog angle for any switch that has two frogs.
Track Gauge" ( mm)The distance between the stock rails.
Track Spacing2" centers (15 scale feet)" (2" centers (15 scale feet) mm)The center to center distance of the parallel track.
SizeL - " ( mm)
W - " ( mm)
H - 1/16" (1/16 mm)
The physical size of the product
Weight0.121 lbs (0.055 kg)
Building Turnouts Using Fast Tracks Assembly Fixtures

This fully illustrated document provides complete details for building switches using Fast Tracks tools & supplies. These instructions apply to Turnouts, Wyes & Curved Turnouts in all scales and include essential information for building any fixture-built trackwork.

Building A Turnout Switch Using Fast Tracks Tools

Step-by-step videos demonstrate how to build a complete switch using a Fast Tracks assembly fixture, PointForm, StockAid, and other tools.

Using The TieBreaker PC Board Tie Cutting Tool

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