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GAUGE 1

We have now entered the dawn of a new era in Gauge 1 modelling.  Gauge 1 has for many years been the domain of the 'Model Engineer', who purchased track only for the running of their loco, but in recent years there has been an increase in the 'Railway Modeller' hobbyist who is interested in running their beautiful loco on equally beautiful track, or for use on exhibition, club and private layouts where appearance is all important.  Code 180 fine scale rail has started the revolution as it has all the benefits, but not the cost.  Stainless steel for great appearance. Better traction. Less expansion/contraction. Less wear. Run fine & standard scale wheels. Conductive for 2 rail live pickup. So now the first thing to consider is the rail, let's make a start....

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RAIL
I now have 2 rail sections available to the Gauge 1 modeller:-
The new Fine Scale Bullhead CODE 180
Standard (Coarse) Scale Flat Bottom CODE 200
FINE CODE 180 BULLHEAD RAIL
This is the new rail section which for all intense and purposes has taken over from the old code 200 section. With an overall size of 4.56mm x 2.24mm, a head height of 1.15mm and foot height of 0.66mm, and root thickness of .98mm. It fits the 'Standard' Scale 4 bolt injection moulded sleeper units and the new purpose made 4 bolt 'Fine' scale injection moulded sleeper unit. Suitable for both Standard Scale and Finescale wheel sets.  A maximum flange depth of 2.4mm (without wheel coning) can be used on either the 'Standard' double sleeper unit or the newer single 'Fine' sleeper unit. This is a new section drawn exclusively for me in either Brass, Stainless Steel or Nickel Silver. It is far easier than the old rail to identify which way round the rail has to be fed through the chairs and has a greatly improved appearance. For those modellers on a budget, this is also the cheapest option. Going on from the traditional choice of brass rail, I introduced the Stainless Steel rail which is now the most popular rail to be bought. It has some great advantages over brass, being harder wearing than brass, which is very useful where rail wear could be a problem such as portable exhibition tracks.  It has approximately 30% less expansion and contraction than brass, so a smaller gap can be used at the fishplates and there is less risk of buckling in the summer heat. It is conductive for those who use 2 rail or stud contact, and it keeps cleaner. Better grip being steel on steel. But the main reason people like the Stainless Steel is the appearance with a slight surface rusting effect after some time outside.  Paint will adhere better to steel than brass.  Can be silver soldered and soft soldered, using a special flux.  A surface rusting fluid is now available as well. This is the most popular rail I now sell, for those modellers who are looking for the best looking track at reasonable price, there is no choice; once you see it, it has to be "Stainless Steel" rail.

Since the introduction of the Stainless Steel rail, I have now also introduced the code 180 rail in Nickel Silver, and this is available for those modellers who are used to working in this material in the smaller gauges. It has a similar appearance to Stainless Steel, so could be also be useful in turnout construction for ease of manufacture and soldering. It is conductive for those who use 2 rail or stud contact. Can be silver soldered and soft soldered.

Please note that 2 yard lengths will be more expensive for shipping.

Code 180 Bullhead Rail
STANDARD CODE 200 BULLHEAD RAIL

All stock of the old code 200 brass and nickel silver has now gone, but there is no problem because all track has now been adapted to fit the code 180 rail.

STANDARD SCALE CODE 200 FLAT BOTTOM RAIL

I now have stocks of the Flat Bottom rail drawn to the old 'Gauge 1 Model Railway Association' standards for 'Flat Bottom Rail', although this is not a true flat bottom section. It has an overall size of 5.00mm x 2.5mm top/2.85mm bottom, root thickness is 1.15mm.  This older section rail does not seem to have much of a flat bottom, but is available for those who wish to match the nickel silver rail used on 'Peco' track, this is then offered as a low cost alternative. It would be useful to those wishing to use the solder to copper clad board method. It is easy to identify which way up the rail goes.  I do not have any sleeper units to fit this rail although it will just fit the 'Standard' sleeper units at a push.  A maximum flange depth of 2.5mm (without wheel coning) can be used. Available in brass, 1 yard (36") (915mm), 2 yard (72") (1830mm).

Please note that 2 yard lengths will be more expensive for shipping.

Code 200 Flat Bottom Rail

The picture here shows the different rail heights, or should I say, 'What difference', as you can see from this, there is virtually no difference.  So those who have the older code 200 rail can easily join to the new code 180 rail, and take full advantage of all the new items available. In the centre, the brass code 200 bullhead rail.  This is joined on the left via my lost wax brass fishplate, to the new code 180 stainless steel rail which has been rust treated.  On the right is the new code 180 stainless steel rail joined via my new 20mm black A.S.A. moulded plastic fishplate.

MACHINED BLADES
For those who are building their own turnouts, I now have available pairs of pre-machined blades in various rail materials. They are 10" (255mm) long and are suitable for any turnout up to 16' 6" (5000mm) long, they will need to be cut to length. These come with fitting instructions a pair of 15mm or 20mm Fishplates depending on which rail used.
Machined Blade Ends
Machined Rail Blades
READY MADE PLASTIC TRACK

If you prefer 'Ready Made', then I have a complete range for you to choose from...


Please note - that the term 'Fine' or 'Standard' scale track, refers to the appearance and NOT to the track gauge which remains the same throughout at 45mm or 45.5mm for gauge widened.

First the newer FINE track:-

FINE SCALE READY MADE TRACK

 

Ready made track with 36 sleeper units in either UV stabilized dark chocolate brown polypropylene with a track gauge of 45mm, or a gauge widened version (45.5mm) in UV stabilized A.B.S. dark chocolate brown plastic, both with a choice of brass, stainless steel or nickel silver rail. The perfect track for either 1:32 or 10mm scale.

NEW - Lower cost version suitable for indoor track or a display track, this new unit is moulded in black polypropylene but without any U.V. light protector.

NEW - The ultimate tough track - virtually unbreakable! Available in dark brown 'BAYBLEND' which is a high quality ABS and polycarbonate mixture with added UV protection. With brass rail or stainless steel rail (both made to order). This track is suitable for extreme sunlight conditions.

1 Yard Ready Made Plastic Track 'FINE'
STANDARD SCALE READY MADE TRACK

Ready made track with 18 double sleeper units in either dark chocolate brown polypropylene with a track gauge of 45mm, or a gauge widened version (45.5mm) in A.B.S. dark chocolate brown plastic, both with a choice of brass or nickel silver rail.

NEW - Lower cost version suitable for indoor track or a display track, this new unit is moulded in black polypropylene but without any U.V. light protector.

NEW - The ultimate tough track - virtually unbreakable! Available in dark brown 'BAYBLEND' which is a high quality ABS and polycarbonate mixture with added UV protection. With brass rail or stainless steel rail (both made to order). This track is suitable for extreme sunlight conditions.

 

1 Yard Ready Made Plastic Track 'STANDARD'
READY MADE FINE POINTS

Ready made Points are now also available using the 'Fine' sleeper units and a limited range is still available in the 'Standard' injection moulded long sleepers and chairs.  These come as a 2000mm (6' 7"), 3250mm (10' 8") or 5000mm (16' 5") L.H. or R.H. radius's, and also as a "Y". With a wide choice of either Stainless Steel, Brass or Nickel Silver. With brass or nickel silver tiebar and optional blade unit or frog for the 3250mm radius versions.

Use the 3250mm for general pointwork, 5000mm if you have the space and for the Main Line and Crossings. The 2500mm is only recommended where space is at a premium. The 2000mm is only recommended for Shunting Layouts.

Diamond Crossings - use 14 degree with 3250 radius and 9 degree with the 5000mm points.

Fine 2000mm Radius Point
NEW Fine 2500mm Radius Point
Fine 3250mm Radius Point
Fine 5000mm Radius Point
Fine 14 Degree Straight Diamond Crossover
NEW Fine 14 Degree Curved Diamond Crossover
NEW Fine 9 Degree Straight Diamond Crossover
Point Track Power (Extra & Made to Order)
READY MADE STANDARD POINTS
Standard 3250mm Radius Point
Standard 5000mm Radius Point
Standard 14 degree Diamond Crossover
Point Track Power (Extra & Made to Order)
Modellers Information - to plan your layout, these are the sizes for the various turnouts measured from centre of fishplate to centre of fishplate. The size can be reduced by 1" (25mm) if 1 of the 2 standard sleepers is removed after the blade rail end, and a further 1" (25mm) if no standard sleepers are used at the nose end.
2000mm Fine left or right hand = 21.5" (546mm) or 2000mm 'Y' = 14.75" (375mm)
3250mm Fine left or right hand = 26.25" (666mm) or 3250mm 'Y' = 19" (482mm)
5000mm Fine left or right hand = 31.5" (800mm) or 5000mm 'Y' = 23.5" (597mm)
14 degree Fine Crossover = 20.5" (521mm). For use when crossing adjacent track on the straight and using a 3250mm turnout
3250mm Standard left or right hand = 26.5" (673mm)
5000mm Standard left or right hand = 32.5" (825mm)
RAIL BUILT BUFFER STOP

Gauge 1 Ready Made Rail Built Buffer Stop with code 180 bullhead stainless steel rail, hardwood buffer beam & 2 x 15mm or 20mm ASA Fishplates. These are assembled using the best M1.6mm A2 stainless steel bolts for longevity. Available with either 'Fine' or 'Standard' sleepers.

NEW Also available with a rail buffer beam.

 

Ready Made Buffer Stop
PLASTIC TRACK PARTS

So now to the choice of sleeper/chair base. For most people plastic is the choice - simply because of maintenance & you save about 15% by assembling it yourself.

Please note - that the terms 'Fine' or 'Standard' scale track, refers to the appearance and NOT to the track gauge which remains the same throughout the range, and is 45mm normal or 45.5mm for gauge widened.

First the newer FINE track:-

FINE SCALE SLEEPER UNIT

Designed to fit the new code 180 fine scale stainless steel or brass rail, the new fine scale sleeper unit is moulded in dark chocolate brown polypropylene single (track gauge of 45mm) and gauge widened version (45.5mm) in A.B.S. dark chocolate brown, both with extra U.V. light protection for tropical conditions.  The rail inclination is included for smooth running.  The sleeper unit also comes with 2 different wood grains. The wood block detail is included with the chair.  Alternative sleeper ends are also provided; so that the sleeper could be cut down to make an 8' 6" sleeper in 1 to 32 scale (80.94mm).  If you model in 10mm the sleeper length of 85.56mm is just over for an 8' 6" sleeper, or is correct for a 9' 0" sleeper in 1 to 32 scale, the sleeper width is 7.9mm, and a spacer bar length of 17.4mm.  The sleeper has a scale thickness of 4mm.  The track comes with 1.1mm discreet fixing holes on the inside of the spacer bar; these will fit an escutcheon pin (19 gauge), which are also available from me. CAD designed chair from the Great Eastern Railway, which even has the lettering and numbers 'G.E.R. 1905 T B S 95 lbs.' With the rail now held correctly in the chair, there is an increase in flange depth clearance to 2.4mm, that is without taking into account the wheel 'Cone Radius', so even G Scale will run on it. Packs of 36 single sleeper units for 1 yard, 360 for 10 yards or 3600 for 100 yards of track.

You can now copy full size practice by gauge widening the track. 45.5mm track gauge.  Use this track for radiuses especially under 12 ft. and on any curved work as this helps to stop loco's slowing down due to flange friction as they run through the curves. Moulded in dark chocolate brown UV stabilized A.B.S. plastic to give a long life expectancy outside.  Can also be used as straight track.  Can be solvent welded with A.B.S. chairs to make multi gauge track. Packs of 36 single sleeper units for 1 yard, 360 for 10 yards or 3600 for 100 yards of track.

Fine Sleeper Units
FINE SCALE TURNOUT SLEEPER
Finescale Long Sleeper142.85mm long for pointwork construction, 9.6mm wide, in long life chocolate brown UV stabilized A.B.S. plastic. Can be solvent welded.  Can also be used for non-standard track gauges, such as 'Scaleten'.  Also useful for track repairs. This has pre-segmented cut positions in 4.75mm jumps.  The spacer bars have a unique hidden inter locking end that makes an extremely robust & stable turnout.  Discreet fixing points. 27 required for a 3000mm Fine turnout. Packs of 10 or 100.
Fine Long Turnout Sleeper in ABS
Secondly the older STANDARD track:-
STANDARD SCALE SLEEPER UNITS
Double sleeper unit injection moulded in U.V. light stabilized dark chocolate drown polypropylene plastic to fit code 200 bullhead rail. Fine detailed chairs & sleeper sizes of 90mm x 9.5mm x 5mm. CAD designed chairs were undertaken by 'Len Newman' of 'Exactoscale'. 1 in 20 rail inclination included for smooth running and better traction as more of the wheel surface is in contact with the rail.  Available in BR 3 bolt or Midland 4 bolt chair detail. Please specify chair design, or my choice sent. Compatible with other makes of track.  Extra U.V. additive included as standard to give many years of protection.


For the first time in Gauge 1 modelling you can now copy full size practice by gauge widening the track.  45.5mm track gauge.  Use this track for radiuses especially under 12 ft. and on any curved work as this helps to stop loco's slowing down due to flange friction as they run through the curves.  Moulded in dark chocolate brown UV stabilized A.B.S. plastic, this has a longer life expectancy than polypropylene outside.  Can also be used as straight track.  Can be solvent welded with A.B.S. chairs to make multi gauge track.  Available in BR 3 bolt or Midland 4 bolt chair detail. Please specify chair design when ordering.  Compatible with other makes of track.  Ready made track with brass or nickel silver rail is available in 1 yard lengths. Packs of 18 or 180 double sleeper units, to make 1 yard or 10 yards.

The new Fine scale rail also fits both 'Standard' and 'Gauge Widened' sleeper units.  The rail sits deeper into the chair, but there is still sufficient clearance to run both wheel sets.

Standard 4 Bolt Sleeper Unit (for Code 180 rail only)
Standard Sleeper Unit (for Code 200 or 180 rail)
STANDARD SCALE FIRE RETARDANT SLEEPER UNITS

These are the same as the 'Gauge Widened' sleeper units, but have the addition of a fire retardant in the plastic, making them ideal for steaming bays or exhibition tracks where safety is paramount.  The plastic will still melt but will not catch fire and will self extinguish.  Track gauge 45.5mm. Moulded in 'Charcoal Black' A.B.S. plastic. Packs of 18 or 180 double sleeper units, to make 1 yard or 10 yards.
Standard 'FIREPROOF' Sleeper Unit (for Code 200 or 180 rail)
STANDARD SCALE TURNOUT SLEEPER

155mm long for pointwork construction, 11mm wide, in long life chocolate brown UV stabilized ABS. plastic.  Can be solvent welded. This has pre-segmented and numbered cut positions in 5mm jumps from 90mm to 155mm.  The spacer bars have a unique hidden inter locking end that makes an extremely robust & stable turnout.  24 required for standard 3 meter course scale turnout. Packs of 10 or 100.

Can also be used for non-standard track gauges, such as 'Scaleten'.

Standard Long Turnout Sleeper in ABS
STANDARD SCALE/FINESCALE CHAIRS
A set of Chairs, all CAD designed by 'Len Newman' of 'Exactoscale'.  Designed for the code 200 rail, but can also be used with the new code 180 rail. These include - Running Chair to standard B.R. "S1" (3 bolt) design, Slide Chair to standard B.R. "PJ" (4 bolt) design with a separate bolt head and a separate support block as in the prototype.  The V grease groove is also modelled. A Check Chair to standard B.R. "CC" (4 bolt) design, this has a flange way width of 2.8mm to give better checking through turnouts.  Also a Bridge Chair to standard B.R. "L1" (4 bolt) design.  They are finely modelled to give a great appearance in dark brown UV stabilized A.B.S. plastic.  Solvent weld to the turnout sleeper or double A.B.S. sleeper units for multi gauge track, or weld in the separate pin to press into pre-drilled 3 mm diameter holes.  These can also be used for modellers who prefer wooden sleepers; the locating spigot has a cruciform ribbed design. These pins have a rim diameter of 4.9mm, spigot overall diameter of 3mm including the 4 x .1mm anti-turn vertical ribs, rim thickness of .6mm and an overall height of 5mm. 3 bolt chairs in packs of 100 or 1000, including pins.  Slide, Check or Bridge Chair in packs of 10 or 100. Tophat pins in packs of 10, 100 or 1000.
Chairs in ABS
TURNOUT KITS
Turnout kits are now available using the new injection moulded long sleeper either 'Fine' or 'Standard' scales.  These kits include sleepers, with sufficient of all 4 types of chairs, full instructions.
Kits do not include plan, rail of your choice, tiebar or blade unit, frog unit or weld glue which should be purchased separately.
Turnout Kits in ABS
SUPER ELEVATION WEDGE

A small injection moulded wedge that makes the inclusion of super elevation on the curves both quick and easy.  This A.B.S. plastic item slides under the sleeper on curves to give the correct raising of the outside edge on curved track work. 80mm x 9.5mm, tapering from .4mm to 4mm.  Designed to fit the Standard Scale sleeper unit, they will also fit the Finescale sleeper unit. Can be solvent welded to the gauge widened A.B.S. sleeper units. Packs of 100 (sufficient for approximately 10 yards of track).


Also available in Fire Retardant A.B.S. Plastic

Super Elevation Wedge
FISHPLATES

Complete set of injection moulded rail joiners (fishplates) are now available.  I introduced the lost wax version of these which people found useful on the curves as they held the rail a lot tighter and seem to alleviate the dog leg problem, but they are more expensive and require some cleaning up and adjustment.  So I determined to develop a low cost injection moulded version.  Hence the introduction of the new fishplates for both Fine (15mm long and fits only code 180 rail) and Standard track (20mm long and fits either code 180 or 200 rail) universal versions.  These have bolt head detail one side with bolt and nut the other side.  Designed to be sprung onto the rails to hold the rails in line.  These have no central insulation bar, but this could easily be fitted with a tiny piece of plastic inserted. Packs of 10 & 100.
These are available in different materials depending on your application and preference:-

A.S.A.  'Acrylate Styrene Acrylonitrile'.  Best general purpose material which is very UV light stable, stiff with some flexing and does not snap.  Moulded in charcoal black. My first choice for most applications.
Polypropylene A well known material and quite flexible. Would be useful for those wanting to retrospectively fitting when the track is in situ, as these can be sprung onto the rail more easily. Moulded in U.V. stabilized dark chocolate brown. Not weldable.
A.B.S. These are stiffer but could break.  Moulded in dark brown U.V. stabilized dark chocolate brown.

Fine 15mm Fishplates (code 180 rail only)
Standard 20mm Fishplates (code 180 or 200 rail)
DISPLAY TRACK KIT
Display Track kit to make 1 Yard. Includes 4 x 18” stainless steel rails, 36 'Fine' sleeper units, 2 x 15mm Scale fishplates, cornish ballast, 10mm x 19 gauge track pins & full instructions.
Track Display Kit
TRACK REPAIR KIT
Track repair kit with 10 ‘Fine’ or 'Standard' sleepers and 20 x 3 bolt running chairs, with instructions. To repair fire damaged track in situ (weld glue required to complete)
Track Repair Kit
LOST WAX PARTS
FISHPLATES

Originally intended for code 200 bullhead rail, they also fit code 180 rail. Standard scale 20mm long. Both sides have the bolt head detail.  These have been very popular.  They're much more robust than the pressed brass type & are especially useful on curves to stop dog legging. 10 per pack.

Also now available in nickel silver, so these go well with the new stainless steel rail.

Fishplates 20mm (code 180 or 200 rail) in Lost Wax

Here showing the cast Fishplates joining the new code 180 rail to the older code 200.  The code 200 rail needs to be gently filed back by approximately 1" (25mm) to blend into the code 180 rail

POINT LEVER


Two types of Point Levers in lost wax Brass. Some filing, fettling and drilling is required. Paint, grease and fixing screws are not included.

The Yellow disc version (L23 or L24) is a copy of an early hand lever which had a heavy cast iron weight to give the throw. This is a more robust and preferred version for normal use and has either a 6mm or 8mm throw and is therefore also suitable for 'gauge 3'. The lever is so arranged to indicate which way the turnout is set for the train.  There is an "Over centre Radiused stopped end rebate" for throw control.  Parts in the kit include; 1 x lever arm, 1 x lever base, 1 x 4BA nyloc nut, 4" x 1/16" brass rodding wire, instructions.

The Red disc version (L21) is an exact scale copy of an early hand lever which had a heavy cast iron weight to give the throw, the face of which was painted red.  This lever gives a 6mm throw. The lever is so arranged to indicate which way the turnout is set for the train.  There is an "Over centre radiused stopped end rebate" for throw control.  Parts in the kit include; 1 x lever arm, 1 x lever base, 1 x 8 BA nut, 3" x 1/16" brass rodding wire, instructions.

Point Lever Kit in Lost Wax
TIE BAR
Scale Tie Bar which pre set solder tabs for Standard Scale to give at least 6mm blade gap. Vertical bar with double ended linking holes for scale 1/16" (1.6mm) diameter rodding.  Single pack. Available in Brass and Nickel Silver. Also available as an insulated version for track powered railways.
Tiebar in Lost Wax
POINT ROD ROLLER

Scale lost wax brass single point rod roller which has a barbed spigot for simple/quick fixing.  For 1/16" (1.6mm) diameter rodding.  The rod rollers should be spaced at 3” on the curve and 4” on the straight.

Pack of 1 or 10.

Rod Rollers in Lost Wax
POINT ROD CRANK KIT

In lost wax brass. Parts include a base incorporating a barbed spigot for simple & quick fixing. For 1/16" (1.6mm) diameter rodding. The cranks are 10mm from pivot hole centre to rodding hole centre. The crank arm is held in place by a simple washer & pin in the pre-formed 1mm hole. Single pack.
Point Rod Crank Kit in Lost Wax
Point rod wire

Point Rod Wire to fit Point Lever, Rod Roller, Crank and Tiebar in both Gauge 1 and Gauge 3.

Pont Rod Wire in Brass x 36" £2.00

The whole set of lost wax parts made up to control turnouts using standard 1/16" (1.6mm) brass welding wire to link the items

BLADE UNIT FOR FINE SLEEPERS
Gauge 1 Lost Wax Blade UnitThis is a single lost wax cast Blade Unit for easy pointwork construction.  The unit is essentially the same as the Standard Scale version, except that the sleeper spacing is different, so the unit has been re-designed for use with a 3000mm or 3250mm radius turnouts and Finescale Sleepers. Available in Brass or Nickel Silver (shown) to go with the stainless steel rail.
Point Blade for Fine Sleepers in Lost Wax
BLADE UNIT FOR STANDARD SLEEPERS
G1 Lost Wax Brass Blade UnitThis is a single lost wax cast Blade Unit for easy pointwork construction.  The unit is designed for use with a 3000 or 3250mm radius turnouts. Available in Brass or Nickel Silver.
Point Blade for Standard Sleepers in Lost Wax
FROG UNIT FINE SCALE SLEEPERS

G1 lost wax nickel silver finescale frogFor those constructing pointwork I now have frog units designed for a 3250mm turnout, but they could be used for 3000mm or 3500mm radiuses, it is in code 180 rail, but again would fit the older code 200.  This unit is not handed and will be suitable for either left hand and right hand. Supplied with 2 x 20mm A.S.A. plastic fishplates and instructions. Available in Brass or Nickel Silver.

Point Frog for Fine Sleepers in Lost Wax
FROG UNIT STANDARD SCALE SLEEPERS
For those constructing pointwork using the older Standard turnout sleepers, I have a frog unit designed for a 3250mm turnout, but they could be used for 3000mm or 3500mm radiuses, it is in code 180 rail, but would fit the older code 200.  Available as left hand and right hand versions. Available in Brass and Nickel Silver.
Point Blade for Standard Sleepers in Lost Wax
BUFFER STOCK
S&DJR or Midland 4 or 6 wheel coach buffer stock (excludes nut).
SDJR or Midland 4 or 6 Wheel Coach Buffer Stock in Lost Wax
COACH AXLE GUARD
S&DJR or Midland 4 or 6 wheel coach axle guard, sprung axle box & keep, includes brake detail.  No soldering required.  Spring not included.
S&DJR or Midland 4 or 6 Wheel Coach Axle Guard, box & Keep in Lost Wax
LUBRICATOR

Fine detailed lubricator for locomotives, includes fine wire to represent tubing.

Fixed to running board via drilled hole and 6 B. A. nut.

Lubricator in Lost Wax
WHITE METAL PARTS
These were my first items I introduced to Gauge 1, how things have moved on!!
WHITE METAL PLUG IN RUNNING CHAIRS
Designed to fit bullhead rail, these are a low cost way of making the traditional form of wooden sleeper track. Insert into pre-drilled sleepers, the barbed spigot locks in place, no time consuming gluing & pinning. Ideal for steaming bays.  72 running chairs required per yard, if keeping to scale. Can be squeezed onto some types of flat bottom rail.  Choice of Running chairs to standard B.R. "S1" (3 bolt) design, with barbed spigot or Running chair to an early 'Wild & Parson' (2 bolt) design, with barbed spigot. Pack of 100.
Turnout parts for D.I.Y. constructors, Slide chair to standard B.R. "PJ" (4 bolt) design, with barbed spigot. Check chair to standard B.R. "CC" (4 bolt) design, with barbed spigot. Bridge chair to standard B.R. "L1" (4 bolt) design, with barbed spigot. Pack of 100.
Chairs in White Metal
QUAD POINT ROD ROLLER
Quad point rod roller with barbed spigot.  Pack of 4.
Quad Point Rod Roller in White Metal
POINT ROD CRANK KIT
Including 1 x Base with tapped hole for 6BA bolt, with barbed spigot fixing, 1 x 3/8" x 6BA bolt, 1 x Crank arm, 2 x Screw joints for crank arm.  Single pack.
Point Rod Crank Kit in White Metal
WOOD SLEEPER PARTS
WOOD PARTS
I have a limited amount of planed and ready drilled sleeper timber for D.I.Y. construction.  Please check availability.  36 sleepers required per yard, if keeping to scale.  Planed mahogany 90mm x 8.5mm x 5mm & planed mahogany 90mm x 10mm x 5mm.  These are also supplied pre-drilled 2 holes at 2.8mm ø x 48mm apart.  For use with my plug in chairs. Pack of 100.
Planed softwood 90mm x 8.5mm x 5mm. Recommended for internal layouts.  These are also supplied planed & drilled 2 x 2.8mm ø x 48mm apart. For use with my plug in chairs.  Plastic plug in chairs can also be used. Pack of 100.
Planed mahogany crossing timber 10mm x 5mm x 915mm (36"). 3 lengths are required per 3 meter. Turnout or crossover.
Wood Sleeper Parts
TRACK PLANS
PLANS
Track plan - 10 ft. (3000mm) radius L.H. or R.H. coarse scale turnout (older hand drawn).  Also diamond crossing (hand drawn).
Turnout Drawings Hand Drawn
FINE SCALE CAD PLANS
CAD drawn turnout plans.  At present the same radius's as Standard Plans are available showing the Standard sleepers.
Turnout Fine Sleeper CAD Drawings (Not Available Yet)
STANDARD SCALE CAD PLANS
CAD drawn Point plans. Radius's 3000mm, 3250mm, 4000mm, 5000mm & 6000mm radius L.H.,R.H. & "Y" for Standard sleepers.
Turnout Standard Sleeper CAD Drawings (Not all Available Yet)
TRACK CONSTRUCTION
Don't forget the many items to help you build a superior track...
TRACK GAUGE
Track gauge in laser cut 3mm aluminium, for either finescale or standard scale. With 45mm one side and 45.5mm gauge widened on the other, rail setting gauge one end and frog depth gauge the other.
Aluminium Track Gauge
TRACK RULER
G1 Straight Track Ruler 915mm x 45mm x 3mm Aluminium for perfect straight track without those annoying kinks.
Straight Ruler
Aluminium Track Ruler
RADIUS CURVES
Aluminium Radius Curves 600mm long x 45mm wide x 3mm thick.
2000mm (6' 7")
2250mm (7' 5")
2500mm (8' 2")
2750mm (9' 0")
3000mm (9' 10")
3250mm (10' 8")
3500mm (11' 6")
3750mm (12' 4")
4000mm (13' 1")
4250mm (13' 11")
4500mm (14' 9")
4750mm (15' 7")
5000mm (16' 5")
5250mm (17' 3")
5500mm (18' 1")
5750mm (18' 10")
6000mm (19' 8")
Aluminium Track Curves
TRACK FIXING PINS
Modellers note - a pack of 100 is sufficient for approximately 10 yards of track.

Track fixing escutcheon pins. With a domed head. They are made in steel which gives the strength required for fixing and they are also plated in brass and lacquered to give long life protection outdoors.

The discrete fixing on the 'Fine' or 'Standard' sleeper unit is 1.5mm high, so this should be deducted from the pin length to give the fixing depth. The shorter 10mm are ideal for the 'Fine' track, but the longer 13mm can be used but are tighter in the hole, you may need to use a 1.2mm drill to open out on the ABS version.

SPECIFICATION;

19 gauge x 10mm long in brass plated steel. Pack of 100 or 1000

18 gauge x 13mm long in brass plated steel. Pack of 100 or 1000

Track Fixing Escutcheon Pins
BALLAST

Cornish granite ballast which is dried and ready to lay.  Size:- 4mm to dust.  1 kilo.

Also in 20 kilo damp bulk bag as supplied by the quarry.

Cornish Granite Ballast
WOOD PRESERVATIVE
A water based fungicide & insecticide.  Supplied as a (2 litre) concentrate to make 25 litres (5½ gallons).
Wood Preservative
BALLAST ADHESIVE
S. B.R. adhesive, similar to P.V.A. but will remain waterproof and flexible outside for many years, ideal for gluing track & ballast down.  Can be mixed with cement to make a fondue for gap filling. Packed in 1 litre & 5 litres.
SBR Ballast Adhesive
A.B.S. WELD

This is a special weld glue used to join A.B.S. plastic parts together.

Available in 2 forms, a thin version which will flash straight away and is ideal to flash under 2 plastic surfaces such as the super elevation wedges, and slightly thickened version which tends to hold itself as droplets and when the another plastic is brought into contact, will flash across, so this version is ideal for turnout making.

Contains:- Methyl Ethyl Ketone. 50 ml. contents in both and will make at least 20 turnouts.

Flammable/Irritant.

A safety pot stand is also available to help prevent inadvertent spillage.

Weld Glue for ABS Parts
RAIL RUSTER & DESCALER
I have a rail rusting liquid for the stainless steel.  This is a commercial strength acid descalant with a specially developed inhibitor to protect the steel, it is simply brushed on and over night will turn stainless steel rails a nice rusty colour.  This can also be used to rapidly descale boilers; it can be used cold and only requires a short contact time. Packed in 125ml. I am not able to ship abroad.
Rail Ruster
Rail Ruster & Descaler
STAINLESS STEEL FLUX & NEUTRALIZER
Stainless Steel Flux & Neutralizer (sufficient for over 25 turnouts) 5ml or 30ml.
Stainless Steel Flux & Neutralizer