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Old 14-04-2017, 02:18 PM   #41
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How about these?

http://www.hattons.co.uk/stocklist/1.../prodlist.aspx
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Old 14-04-2017, 02:42 PM   #42
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If you like the tracksetta idea these are cheaper postage cheaper and quicker
http://www.track-shack.com/acatalog/...ls-Gauges.html
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Old 15-04-2017, 09:43 AM   #43
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I would still prefer the buy a half circle of track for each radius, use them as a template and my own layout all the curves are Peco setrack, if i were to start again the track would be Code 75 as there's a far better range available and my rolling stock is all new.....Picture of non dropper track i used this on my incline with droppers just on the 5 main supports...Tinned copper braid soldered either side of the fishplates little bit of slack to allow for expansion....
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Old 15-04-2017, 09:47 AM   #44
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If a curve is going to be the same as a ready made curve then I use them, anything else including straights I use flexi.
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:17 AM   #45
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As a conclusion to this, I have to say going with screws was the worst decision I've made in this adventure!

I bought the ones recommended in this thread, and the slightly more expensive screwdriver.

I can only think that the screws just aren't up to the job as the threads on them are just being destroyed by the screwdriver. I simply can't get any of them up.

It's going to have to be a pliers job which is going to snap some sleepers, but there are areas of track I need to pull up to make slight adjustments.

There are filings all around the screws where the screwdriver has simply worn away the head instead of unscrewing.
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:13 PM   #46
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Strange.......I've had no problem with them at all, very odd.

What are you screwing into?
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:33 PM   #47
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Sounds to me Ted that you may be using the wrong screwdriver if you are stripping the head of the screw (Phillips head into a pozidrive screw)
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:36 PM   #48
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Thanks guys. Screwing into 12mm ply.

It's the screwdriver that was supplied with the screws.
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Hmmm...........same here, 12mm ply.

The screwdriver will most likely be the correct one then.

I just screwed through the holes that are already in the sleepers (for track pins), and straight into the ply, no problems encountered.

Can't really see what's gone wrong your end.

It's not super hard yacht type ply is it?

Did you get the right length screws?
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Quote:
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Thanks guys. Screwing into 12mm ply.

It's the screwdriver that was supplied with the screws.
Maybe just experiment with a bit of glue? Much advice on this thread.
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