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Re: Flex Track 8594

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  • BJKRONEN@xxx.xxx
    Anders, and the list: Good point. Since I use N scale cork roadbed cut down to z scale, I have not encountered this problem. Those who use Merkur roadbed
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 25 8:22 PM
      Anders, and the list:

      Good point. Since I use N scale cork roadbed cut down to z scale, I have not
      encountered this problem. Those who use Merkur roadbed need to consider your
      double cut method, or a saw, obviously.

      Thanks,

      Bill

      -=-=-=-=-=- Ander's email -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

      > If you want to use the track with Merkur roadbed there is one problem with
      > this method (I've used the same as you) is that the sleepers comes a little
      > more away from eachother due to the knife making some "beard" in the
      plastic
      > that widdens the gap. The Peco track has a 1 mm space in gap cut in from
      the
      > beginning.

      > With Marklin you can cut away one more mm or try to assemble a knife with
      to
      > parallel blades with 1 mm between them.

      -=-=-=-=- Bill's previous email -=-=-=-=-=-=-



      > > I use a different method. I use a (surgon's knike) (Xacto knife) (razor
      > > knife) whatever you call it in your country. I put a new track section
      > > upside down in front of me on a flat hard surface (for safety's sake). I
      > > press the blade down hard on the plastic that joins two
      > > ties/sleepers on one
      > > side. Don't worry. When the blade breaks through, the metal
      > > track rail will
      > > stop the blade before you mar the table or cut off your leg or
      > > arm. It does
      > > not take THAT much force to break trough, and the track will not
      > > be damaged
      > > by the impact of the blade edge. It just kind of "snaps" under the
      blade.
      >
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