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Production Time: 2 to 3 days
The TW-HO-A-B-10 will be automatically added to our production queue when it is ordered.
PRICE : $5.19
HO TwistTies crosstie strips for Branchline track provide the craftsman with a fast and efficient method for building realistic looking and accurate straight sections of track with ease using all wood tie construction.
Each laser cut TwistTie strip is a 10″ (300mm) lattice of interconnected wood ties that can be glued or spiked directly to the roadbed. TwistTie strips have pre-drilled holes in every 5th tie for spiking rail.
Strips can be linked together using our TieClip connector to form strips of any length. Strips can also be connected to any other Fast Tracks TwistTie or QuickSticks product (used to construct Turnouts, Wyes, etc.) and can be shortened if necessary.
Fast Tracks TwistTies:
- Eliminates the tedium of placing individual wood ties
- Fixed geometry ensures dead straight track
- Can be easily spiked
- Strips can be connected to form strips of any length
- Strips can be connected to other Fast Tracks QuickSticks or TwistTie products
- Includes pre-drilled spike holes for easy spiking
- Includes etched guidelines to verify rail location
- Matches the tie height of most commercial track products
- Are NMRA Compliant
TwistTie Flexible Crosstie Strips are cut from pliable Baltic Birch plywood custom sawn specifically for Fast Tracks. The ties are 0.1” (2.5mm) 9 scale inches wide, 1.17” (29.7mm) 8.5 scale feet long and 0.08” (2mm), 7 scale inches thick, and will match commercially available wood ties and flextrack.
Each strip includes a TieClip connector for connecting the strip to another crosstie strip. You can order additional TieClips here.
|Tie Spacing (Prototype)||22" (559 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.|
|Weight||0.026 lbs (0.012 kg)|
|Material||2mm thick 3 Ply Baltic Birch|
Building Curved (and Straight) Turnouts With Fast Tracks TwistTies
TwistTies offer an alternative to building switches using an assembly fixture, PC Board ties, and solder. Instead, the switch is built using a pre-cut all wood tie lattice. This document provides detailed instructions.
Using the Frog Helper To Build Curved or Straight Turnout Frog Points
The Frog Helper tool works in the same manner as a full-sized assembly fixture but is specifically designed for building frog points. These instructions explain how to use the tool to construct curved or straight points and apply to all scales.
Using The Fast Tracks PointForm Tool To Build Switchpoints
The PointForm tool is not only used to file Frog points. It can also be used to file perfect switch points as well. Here is how it works.
How To Use Fast Tracks SweepSticks
How Fast Tracks SweepSticks can be used to precisely form a perfect radius in flextrack
Using The Fast Tracks Frog Helper To Build Curved Frog Points
The Fast Tracks Frog Helper tool can be used to build precision frogpoints for both straight and curved switches. Here we demonstrate how to build frogpoints for a curved turnout.
Using The Fast Tracks Frog Helper To Build Straight Frog Points
Building precision switch frog points is greatly simplified by using the Fast tracks Frog Helper tool along with the PointForm filing tool. This video demonstrates how.
Bending & Straightening Rail With The Fast Tracks Rail Roller
Bending rail into long smooth curves for curved trackwork can be challenging. The Fast Tracks Rail Roller tool makes this difficult job quick and easy. Plus it can straighten bent rail as well. This video shows you how it works.
Hand Laying Track Using Fast Tracks TwistTies
Fast Tracks TwistTies provides the craftsman with a way to build low cost, realistic looking and accurate all wood tie trackwork using laser cut wood ties, spikes & rail.
Using The Fast Tracks PointForm Tool To Build Frogpoints
Building highly accurate frogpoints is made fast and simple with the Fast Tracks PointForm tool. Here is a detailed demonstration showing you how it works.
Using The StockAid Tool To File The Base Of The Stockrail
Video demonstration on using the StockAid tool to remove the base of the stockrail.
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