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Corusman wrote:Hi , just about to start tracklaying on a very small layout.
Just a query, when you state 3.5" radius, is that rail centres, inner rail or outer rail? Do you think smaller would still work?
Gavin Sowry wrote:Sir Briand wrote:Remarkable Gavin .
And, probably more importantly, how did you get the ends to join without getting a slight jiggle to derail everything?
Secret formula, but since we are all friends here, I'll tell you...
Obviously, you know the trick about snipping the sleeper base. My method (madness), is to bend the low leg (inside rail) and join it up with the normal fishplate (rail joiner)...this may require slicing off some spikes, as one does, to allow the joiner to slide right back...usual procedure. This of course leaves a gap on the other rail. The trick then, for the high leg (outside rail), is to take a piece of left over rail of the same type you are using, and bend it with pliers, thumbs, or your own prefered method, to get the radius. Cut to length, slide on joiners, slice off the spike heads, place rail, join up, gauge and pin with real pins. If you've done it right, all the joints will be staggered.
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