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CopperHead HO Scale Narrow Gauge PC Board Turnout Ties - 1/32"


57 In Stock

We can ship the CH-HO-N-32 immediately. If you order more than what we have available, the additional units will be automatically added to our production queue.

PRICE : $5.49

57 in stock

HO, 1/32" (0.031" / 0.8mm) 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 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 “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 cutting the PC board ties to length, check out our TieBreaker tie cutting tools!

Sold on a fret of 31 ties.

PC Board Tie Dimensions

Size LengthWidthHeight
Prototype Imperial14'7" 2.7"
Model Imperial1.93"0.08"0.03"
Prototype Metric4.3m177.8mm68.6mm
Model Metric49mm2mm0.8mm

3 reviews for CopperHead HO Scale Narrow Gauge PC Board Turnout Ties – 1/32″

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jerome Kaczmarowski (verified owner)

    Good communication and fast service. Well done!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Aguirre (verified owner)

    First off, what a great idea, secondly thanks for providing this great product, with excellent quality to the hobby.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Richard Reitz (verified owner)

    The item is high quality like all other fast track items however it turns out I may not want to use it. It was recommended for n scale code 40 turnout construction for a wider throw bar. However it turns out that you can’t use the jig to install the wider width PC board (doesn’t fit the jig slot) and if installed outside the jig it is not a direct fit onto the quickstick tie strip – the tie bar header ties will need to be removed or widened. So I suggest using them for their intended purpose unless you want to put in a little more effort to get it installed.

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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

Cutting each PC Board tie to the length you need for a turnout can be tedious and drawn-out. Here Tim demonstrates how the Fast Tracks TieBreaker tool speeds up the process, reducing the construction time for a turnout by as much as 30%!

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