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CopperHead Z Scale PC Board Turnout Ties - 1/32"

CH-Z-S
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The CH-Z-S is normally stocked but we are currently out. You can still order this part and we will ship it as soon as it is available.

PRICE : $9.49

Z, 1/32" (0.031" / .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 53 ties.

PC Board Tie Dimensions

Size LengthWidthHeight
Prototype Imperial18'9" 7"
Model Imperial0.98"0.04"0.03"
Prototype Metric5.5m228.6mm177.8mm
Model Metric24.9mm1mm0.8mm

1 review for CopperHead Z Scale PC Board Turnout Ties – 1/32″

  1. 5 out of 5

    Larry Oconnor (verified owner)

    Hard to review an item that is an essential part of the fabrication process! What does work well with these, though, is the “jig” that you can get, that you insert the ties into, then cut them to the correct length every time. That’s a keeper

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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.

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