how to hold track when cutting

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by 3phase, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. 3phase

    3phase Member

    This is something i made out of fustration when my local hobby shop didn't have that little plastic tool to hold the track. [​IMG]
    all i did was take a square piece of wood "1 1/2 X1 1/2 in my case" set on top of the track and wack it with a hammer to make an imprint on the wood.

    carefully cut the indents with a hack saw blade and see how it fits, do this till it fits snug on the track. in my case i had to noch the block out to make room for the saw. Have fun![​IMG]
  2. jasbourre

    jasbourre Member

    Thanks for the tip I will be looking throw my scrap wood pile tonight and make me a set of those.
  3. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    I made a similar jig myself a while back. Guess I should have mailled that patent application.
    Before you whack it with a hammer, make sure the track is square with the end of the block so you can use the edge as a guide for your saw to get straight cuts.

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