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Vinny

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« on: February 24, 2007, 10:58:16 PM »

I need some advice concerning EZ Track. I model in N scale and I have to cut some pieces to fit my track plan. What is the best way to cut the EZ Track? I tried a model saw and it worked well but I need to remove a tie from the cut edge. Do I have to remove the rails and reinstall them? Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2007, 11:56:23 PM »

Dear Vinny,
Use an Xacto knife to trim the ties. Work it carefully under the tie first, then use the point to cut under each rail.
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Vinny

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007, 01:31:48 AM »

What type of Xacto knife do you recommend and how do I get the blade from lifting up the rail?
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Seasaltchap

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007, 10:33:57 AM »



Vinny: "When you have done learned that my son, you will be a Scratch Builder!"
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Vinny

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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2007, 01:19:45 PM »

Well, I've already ruined three pieces of track trying to figure it out. Any other suggestions? I appreciate your feedback.

Vinny
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Seasaltchap

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2007, 02:20:03 PM »


Have you tried a "Dremel" with a wheel.

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2007, 07:34:57 PM »

Vinny:
After cutting the track you may need to trim off the plastic "spikes" and a bit of a tie to put the rail joiners on. You may also need to file off some flash.

Next time you may want to build a rail jig or mitre box to hold the rail steady while cutting it.
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Vinny

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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2007, 09:14:58 PM »

Thanks! I appreciate everyone's help.
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