Re: Is there a jig or gadget that can be used for cutting MT curve track?
I built a custom miter to cut the curves. Its a piece of 1/4" plywood with a 90 degree arc of both the 195mm & 220mm track cut out of it. The plywood is mounted to a 3/4" substrate and there is a stop block at each end of the arc. Make sure that you've marked the center of the arc as a pivot point for your saw. Then you can cut a slot for 22.5 degrees (or any other angle) The jig makes it easy to cut the curves and took only about 1/2 hr to build.
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> Hi: Well I've gone from the idea, to the pencil drawing, to working with a layout construction software. As much as I love MT track, there are only certain sizes, and certain degrees radius. I've at major impass with the need for two 22.5 degree 220mm radius curves, and a 15 degree 195 radius.
> I've already cut down several pieces of straight track to fit my need. The first piece was the learning curve, the other pieces came out near perfect. The trick was a simple mitre box, with some flanel on the bottom, and a small C clamp (not to tight) holding the straight track still.
> Now I'm ready to tackle the curves sections. But before I start, is there a jig or a gadget that might help me cut these sections, that does not cost a mint. Any suggest or help would be appreciated.