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


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O|On2|On3|On30, 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 23 ties.

PC Board Tie Dimensions

Size LengthWidthHeight
Prototype Imperial14'7" 3"
Model Imperial3.5"0.15"0.06"
Prototype Metric4.3m177.8mm76.2mm
Model Metric88.9mm3.7mm1.6mm

10 reviews for CopperHead O Scale Narrow Gauge PC Board Turnout Ties - 1/16"

  1. 5 out of 5

    Guest Reviewer

    A simple, well thought-out product to help quickly build turn-outs. All that is required is to snap them out, trim to length, a quick buff and away you go. Worth every cent! A scale 9" wide, these are close enough for my On30 trackwork but sadly do not fit the turn-out jig. But that is an issue for elsewhere.

  2. 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

  3. 5 out of 5

    Roland Trautwein (verified owner)

    These tie frets arrived well packaged. 2 tie frets were used right away to make ties for turnouts ready for the fixture. No filing was required. a great product.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Steen Stavnshoj (verified owner)

    Easy to cut and solder rails to. I'm building about 20 turnouts for my planned layput in On30.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Michael Kmiec (verified owner)

    Excellent product. This makes building your own turnouts easier. Cutting them is a breeze!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Miller (verified owner)

    Easy to use. Excellent match for Atlas Code 100 flex track. I am in On30 and remove alternate ties. At rail-joints on curves I occasionally need to use a PCB tie soldered to the rail-joiners to maintain a smooth curve. This product does the job!

  7. 5 out of 5

    David Cumberland (verified owner)

    These copper faced ties are a perfect match in size with Micro Engineering On30 flex track. Makes soldering rail to ties very quick and easy, a pleasure to use.

  8. 5 out of 5

    David Harrison (verified owner)

    Wonderful Product! This is precisely what I've been been seeking. Hand-Laid Track has taken another step forward toward making this formerly odious labor an easily finished job!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mike Randleas (verified owner)

    love it, it makes building your own turnout easy.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Anthony Mazzullo (verified owner)

    Excellent product. They fit right into the jigs without fuss. Will use them again.

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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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