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HO Scale 18" Radius SweepSticks


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We can ship the SW-HO-C-18 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 : $10.00

8 in stock

Use our laser cut SweepSticks to aid in precisely forming HO flextrack to a perfect 18" radius. In addition to holding flextrack at a specific radius, SweepSticks can be used as an aid to track planning. They are great for determining whether the desired radius will fit as planned before starting any track laying. No cheating with SweepSticks!

SweepSticks work great for confidently centering the rail onto the wood ties. No more off-center track!

HO scale SweepSticks track forming tools are:

  • Precise! - Shape commercial flextrack to your desired radius. Confidently.
  • Inexpensive - Priced to allow a modeler to build a library of sizes.
  • Versatile - All curved and straight HO SweepSticks are interchangeable.
  • Robust - Don't let the wood construction fool you, SweepSticks are cut from stable aircraft-grade plywood.
  • Multiple Use - Can be used to form flextrack, plan a layout, or as a tool for hand laying trackwork.
  • Vast - An extensive collection of radii is available, including custom sizes.
  • Compatible - HO SweepSticks can be used with all types of commercial flextrack.

HO SweepSticks are precision laser cut from 2mm aircraft grade Baltic Birch plywood. The multiple directions of the wood grain in plywood make it very stable and ideally suitable for SweepSticks. Each SweepStick set will include two 10" lengths that can be glued together to form a single, long piece. Additional lengths and sizes can be added to make a Sweep as long as desired.

Place an order for 6 sets of SweepSticks to create a complete 18" radius circle. Each set includes 2 10" (304mm) lengths.

  • The end of each SweepStick forms a box joint that is interchangeable with any other HO SweepStick.
  • Centerline slots are provided for drawing track centerlines onto the roadbed.
  • Clearance is provided for spiking if the SweepSticks are used for hand laying track. Note: Due to limited clearance, HOn2, HOn3, HOn30, N, Nn3, and Z scales do not have notches for spiking.

SweepSticks Features

9 reviews for HO Scale 18" Radius SweepSticks

  1. 5 out of 5

    Richard Schwarz (verified owner)

    Easy way to get exact radius

  2. 5 out of 5

    David Lynam (verified owner)

    Great product!! Really works great! Saves me from having to draw centerlines and using a trammel

  3. 5 out of 5

    Cecil Woodgate (verified owner)

    I was having some derailing issues on some inclined turns on a small layout. After much frustration and relaying track, I saw the SweepSticks device to help laying curves. I also purchased the 20 and 22" SweepSticks since I had other curves and some combination curves to lay. After relaying the track again I had no problems at all with derailment. Note: I did not glue my SweepSticks together as in the instructions as I also used them to transition curves. Very handy.

  4. 5 out of 5

    John Vogt (verified owner)

    Definitely a most have for your tool box

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mark A Queman (verified owner)

    Wonderful product - works as described and very easy to use. Ordering and shipment went smoothly.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Richard Blondin (verified owner)

    This is one great product and reduces the time to install track.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Gregory Baker (verified owner)

    I find track planning with software to be difficult; I can't visualize the final product very well. Using sweep sticks I'm able to mock up the track layout for a module at a reasonable cost. They are durable and reusable, so I can keep rejigging my track plans until I get them right. Recommended!

  8. 5 out of 5

    John Del Grosso (verified owner)

    Product arrived quickly and was exactly as described. Easy to use and very useful for bending flex track to the exact radius needed to match standard radius packaged track. Highly recommend Sweepsticks.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Stanley Dias (verified owner)

    easy to use

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Radius18"The radius these SweepSticks will form.
Full circle6Place an order for 6 sets of SweepSticks to create a complete 18" radius circle. Each set includes two 10" (304mm) lengths.
Track Gauge0.66" (17 mm)The distance between the stock rails.
Weight0.023 lbs (0.01 kg)
Material2mm thick 3 Ply Baltic Birch
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