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HO Scale 24" Radius SweepSticks

SW-HO-C-24
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Use our laser cut SweepSticks to aid in precisely forming HO flextrack to a perfect 24" 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 8 sets of SweepSticks to create a complete 24" 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

17 reviews for HO Scale 24" Radius SweepSticks

  1. 5 out of 5

    John H Lewis (verified owner)

    Easy to use, they all fit perfectly, and are a big help in following the layout lines when laying track.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Gary Montoney (verified owner)

    The ordering process and your email updates of my order was Top Notch ! I have not used the product yet, but will in the next month or so.

  3. 5 out of 5

    David Mcleod (verified owner)

    Just great. Easy to use, smooth curves and WAY faster. Loved it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    David Loberg (verified owner)

    What you've come to expect from Fast Tracks. A highly accurate, easy to use track laying template. I really like that you can join multiple sections together when you need to create long curves. And not a bad price to boot. I have two radii now and will not hesitate to buy more as I need them.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jon F Cechvala (verified owner)

    Excellent Idea, just starting a new HO train layout fantastic tool for layouts, prep work & installations in the future. Jon

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Carleton (verified owner)

    Excellent product for track planning and laying flex track on curves. I Have few different radius's now and love them.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jack Frigo (verified owner)

    Purchased a SweepStick for a 20" radius and it was next to perfect. This 24" radius SweepStick had one of the SweepSticks that was warped and would not lay flat, although it was usable. A little quality control problem.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Henry Batey (verified owner)

    This is a great multiple use tool for track planning, track installation and track alignment on curves. Watch the on line video will be a perfect introduction for those who are wondering if these are something they need to their tool box.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Russell Sampson (verified owner)

    I'm building a new multi-level layout and need to get the curves right so everything lines up. I was a little concerned about the SweepSticks being made of wood and flexing out of shape. Now, having used them, I know that they are well made and work very well. I highly recommend this product for the serious model railroader.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mark A Queman (verified owner)

    Wonderful product to use - very easy to set-up

  11. 5 out of 5

    Theodore Batchman (verified owner)

    I am laying HO flex track and have found the SweepSticks to be of great value. They are particularly good for aligning curves with switches and in getting a nice uniform curve. They fit well in the HO code 100 and code 83 flex tracks.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Neil Bennett (verified owner)

    Great product.

  13. 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!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Leland Rozen (verified owner)

    Good price, good accuracy. Enjoy using them. But the interlocking teeth can be fragile. Once a tooth is broken, the whole stick tends to warp. Also the interlock, even unbroken, often is not strong enough to force a curve in a stiff piece of track. The sticks feel most fragile when trying to whip a new piece of Micro Engineering weathered track into a long curve.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Dennis Hanink (verified owner)

    I should have invested in these when I first laid my track using flex track. I would have been hours ahead with a far better result. I was penny wise and hours foolish.

  16. 5 out of 5

    zonadox1 (verified owner)

    I'm a big fan of Fast Tracks tools. I bought a selection of sweepsticks in various radii, and am impressed with their precision and versatility.
    They make laying out a good-looking curve a breeze, especially where there are those pesky overlapping joints which tend to ruin the look and the operation.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Warren W. Keeler (verified owner)

    I purchased a set of 24 in, 26 in, and 28 in. They were just what I needed and were, and continue to be, a great help. The 28 in set was a bit warped but still did the job.

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PARAMETERVALUEDETAILS
Radius24"The radius these SweepSticks will form.
Full circle8Place an order for 8 sets of SweepSticks to create a complete 24" 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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