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New to O gauge - Any advice?


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Have a look on youtube,there are several videos of rough American trackwork(and even rougher Chinese stuff!)

 

Phil

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Amusing but don't be distracted. Always strive for the smoothest track you can reasonably achieve. The cost of a full O gauge train hitting the ground is terrifying.

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On 22/07/2021 at 23:59, brossard said:

 

I have used these on my layout.  They can need relieving - I use a scrap piece of rail, suitably filed, and run it through the joiner a couple of times.  I also use a cutting wheel to reduce the length to about 10mm which is about the right dimension for track ends.

 

Oh, and yes, these should be only be used for track alignment.  Each piece of track should be connected via droppers to the DCC bus.

 

John

 

Will the Flatbed joiners SL-710FB fit Bullhead track?

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8 minutes ago, APT Fan said:

 

Will the Flatbed joiners SL-710FB fit Bullhead track?

 

I just had a look at Hattons and I believe I used the SL-10 joiners (these are specifically recommended for code 124 BH).  You also might want to get SL-11, insulated joiners.

 

I googled SL-710, these are for code 143 flat bottom rail.  I don't do flat bottom and I suspect they will be too wide for BH.

 

John

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