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CopperHead HO Scale Narrow Gauge PC Board Turnout Ties - 1/16"


56 In Stock

We can ship the CH-HO-N 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 : $5.49

56 in stock

HO|HOn2|HOn3|HOn3.5, 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 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" 5.5"
Model Imperial1.93"0.08"0.06"
Prototype Metric4.3m177.8mm139.7mm
Model Metric49mm2mm1.6mm

8 reviews for CopperHead HO Scale Narrow Gauge PC Board Turnout Ties - 1/16"

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chris Mears (verified owner)

    Fast Tracks PC board ties are easily the finest ties I've ever used. Beautifully cut. This is good product and a joy to use. Thank you for creating these and making them available to us. Chris

  2. 5 out of 5

    Guest Reviewer

    Using the same rail for turnouts and all other track really helps eliminate problems with connections and gage. This rail is perfect for my use, easy to cut and shape, and takes paint well. Great product.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Paul Meyer (verified owner)

    Wonderful product. I had a custom made 3 way turnout. The first switch throw cracked preventing the switch from operating. After purchasing the Copperhead turnout ties, I was able to replace the throwbar and solder the harness back in place. Now the switch works like a charm. Good product.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Paul Jacobsen (verified owner)

    These are wonderful! I know I can depend on them to fit perfectly in the FastTracks jigs and give me great results.

  5. 3 out of 5

    Boyd Cline (verified owner)

    Production is undoubtedly faster, but each tie has to be cut off the sprue; an extra step is necessary in the tie cutting process. Liked the individual pre-cut ties better.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Robert Millikan (verified owner)

    Very Precise in their design and looks. Solved my problem with my turnouts.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Paul Buhrke (verified owner)

    Perfect for code 40 turnouts where they they will be used.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Russell Norris (verified owner)

    This was my first attempt to build switches using Fast Track tools. A friend loaned me the jigs and other tools to make a pair of #6 code 55 switches. I ordered the PC ties from Fast Track (very easy to do on the web site) and they arrived within a few days. The on line instructions on using the ties were clear and easy to follow, and building the switches was easy using Fast Track tools.

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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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