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QuickSticks Laser Cut Ties For HO, #6 Turnouts - Drilled


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We can ship the LT-HO-T-6-D 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 : $8.59

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Each QuickStick can be used for a Left or Right-hand turnout. The price shown is for one QuickStick.

Specially designed for trackwork built with Fast Tracks assembly fixtures, QuickSticks laser cut ties let you construct fully complete, ready-to-run HO turnouts right at your workbench!

Using our track assembly fixtures, you build what we call a "skeleton." This skeleton will have PC Board ties located at key locations to keep the piece of trackwork in gauge. To finish the trackwork, our Laser Cut QuickSticks are used. With a single step, all the remaining wood ties are added to the pre-built skeleton, and the trackwork is ready to be installed.

Now anyone can build inexpensive, hand laid trackwork that:

  • Looks Great! - With realistic-looking trackwork on wood ties
  • Is Easy To Build - With results that rival even the most experienced modelers
  • Performs Perfectly - Build hundreds of turnouts with one fixture
  • Can Be Built Quickly - Build a fully complete turnout in less than an hour!
  • Looks Great! - Get results that rival even the most experienced modelers
  • Lets You Work in Comfort - Build trackwork at your workbench

QuickSticks are cut from Baltic Birch plywood custom sawn in Finland specifically for Fast Tracks. Like the prototype, the wood grain on our QuickSticks ties runs perpendicular to the rails. The ties are 0.08" (2mm), 7 scale inches thick and 0.1" (2.5mm) 9 scale inches wide. They will match all popular commercially available wood ties, including wood ties available from Fast Tracks. The ties will also match all popular commercial track, and trackwork completed with QuickSticks will be compatible with these products.

The QuickSticks on this page are the Drilled version. We offer Quicksticks with either drilled or non-drilled wood ties. The version you choose is a matter of personal preference. The non-drilled version has trackwork fastened to it with Pliobond adhesive. Plionbond will provide a solid bond for a lifetime as its bond increases over time and is very reliable. Spiking onto our drilled QuickSticks will provide a mechanical bond that some modelers prefer, but requires a bit more time to install. Not all ties are pre-drilled, only ties at key locations to allow the turnout to be fastened in place.

Spiking to QuickSticks

Spiking trackwork to QuickSticks.

If you prefer, a non-drilled version is available that is designed to be glued to the rails using Pliobond glue.

9 reviews for QuickSticks Laser Cut Ties For HO, #6 Turnouts - Drilled

  1. 5 out of 5

    Richard N Campbell (verified owner)

    I really like that they are perfect for the jig made turnouts.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Steve Dow (verified owner)

    I usually rough up the bottom of the rails with coarse sandpaper so the pliobond has more surface to adhere to. Maybe not needed but it appears to hold a little better. Once the turnout is ballasted into the roadbed, it likely matters very little. The quicksticks are easier than trying to attach individual ties. As a matter of time and convenience I prefer them over gluing ties to the roadbed.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Don Stewart (verified owner)

    These pieces fill in the ties for the turnouts and make it easy to add the turnout to the layout. These were accurately cut and, with the holes drilled for the spikes on the ends, allowed them to be precisely positioned for the track. I really like these.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sim Brigden (verified owner)

    Why fiddle and futz when ties drive you nuts! These laser cut ties look awesome very time. Very well engineered and made right here in North America. Makes making turnouts a breeze.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sam Shipley (verified owner)

    Using QuickSticks to finish a turnout built with a Fast Tracks assembly jig gives you a very nice looking turnout and saves a lot of time. I use them on all the turnouts I build and highly recommend them. When I complete my track work I will have 54 Fast Track turnouts all using Quick Sticks.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Arnt H Tonnessen (verified owner)

    We here at Arnt Engineering love this item and will purchase many more in the future

  7. 5 out of 5

    Greg Brule (verified owner)

    These are great, I’ve used the drilled ones, in case I want to add spikes.
    The last batch though had a slight warp to the end to end, but once glued to the rails no issues.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Greg Brule (verified owner)

    Again these are top notch. I’ve been using them for my home layout and our club is using them as well. More to come in the future!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Greg Brule (verified owner)

    Same comments as my last o reviews… great product!

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Default Turnout Length11.5" (292 mm)This is the length of the turnout on the QuickSticks. Measured from end tie to end tie.
Minimum Turnout Length7.9" (201 mm)This is the shortest possible turnout length. Measured from the end PC board tie to end PC board tie.
Diverging Route Angle9.46 (Decimal)
1:6 (Ratio)
Decimal = Frog angle in decimal degrees
D/M/S = Deg/Min/Sec
Ratio = Frog angle expressed as a ratio
Diverging Route Radius43" (1092 mm)The minimum radius in a straight turnout.
Tie Spacing (Prototype)20" (508 mm)Tie spacing center of tie to center of tie.
Tie Size (Model)L - 1.17" (30 mm)
W - 0.1" (3 mm)
H - 0.08" (2 mm)
The actual size of the tie.
Tie Size (Prototype)L - 8.5' (2.6 m)
W - 9"(229 mm)
H - 7" (178 mm)
The original tie size that the model was based on.
Track Gauge0.66" (17 mm)The distance between the stock rails.
SizeL - 14.75" (375 mm)
W - 3.75" (95 mm)
H - 0.08" (2 mm)
The physical size of the product
Weight0.12 lbs (0.054 kg)
Material3 Ply Baltic Birch
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