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Production Time: 2 to 3 days
The LT-S-S-8 will be automatically added to our production queue when it is ordered.
PRICE : $20.99
Specially designed for trackwork built with Fast Tracks assembly fixtures, QuickSticks laser cut ties let you construct fully complete, ready-to-run S slip switches 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 slip switches with one fixture
- Can Be Built Quickly – Build a fully complete slip switch 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 0.1” (2.5mm), 7 scale inches thick and 0.14” (3.6mm) 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.
QuickSticks on this page are the non-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.
|Default Turnout Length||27.1" (688 mm)||This is the length of the turnout on the QuickSticks. Measured from end tie to end tie.
|Minimum Turnout Length||18.9" (480 mm)||This is the shortest possible turnout length. Measured from the end PC board tie to end PC board tie.|
|Diverging Route Angle||7.13 (Decimal)|
|Decimal = Frog angle in decimal degrees
D/M/S = Deg/Min/Sec
Ratio = Frog angle expressed as a ratio
|Diverging Route Radius||121" (3073 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 - 1.59" (40 mm)|
W - 0.14" (4 mm)
H - 0.1" (3 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 Gauge||0.89" (23 mm)||The distance between the stock rails.|
|Size||L - 28" (711 mm)|
W - 3.5" (89 mm)
H - 0.1" (3 mm)
|The physical size of the product|
|Weight||0.21 lbs (0.095 kg)|
|Material||3 Ply Baltic Birch|
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.
Completing Switches Using Fast Tracks QuickSticks
This Builders Guide details how to complete building your switch using QuickSticks laser-cut wood ties.
Finishing Straight/Curved Track With QuickSticks
Watch as we demonstrate how to use our QuickSticks laser cut ties to finish straight and curved trackwork built in a Fast Tracks fixture.
Fast Tracks Video Channel
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Fast Tracks Knowledge Base
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