Peco flex-track

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by stary, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. stary

    stary Member

    Does anyone make ties for this? I cut a tie off the end of a length of it; and it fell in the trash. Needless to say; it's lost.
    If noone makes them; no biggie. I'll just use a piece of styrene or cut a tie off of a piece of my Atlas track.
  2. Boilerman

    Boilerman Member

    Peco use to offer replacement ties for areas of joining flex track (when one removed the ties) these had a recess for the rail joiner to clear so that you did not end up with a high spot at the joiner area.
  3. woodone

    woodone Member

    I always save the ties from my flex track, when I cut them to lenght.
    Have a large stash of them in my track scrap box.
  4. tillsbury

    tillsbury Member

    If you buy the Peco rail joiners, some of the packs have a stack of replacement ties in them. Some packs don't, at the same price. I ransack my LHS for the joiner packs with replacement ties in them when I see them :))

  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    You can compensate for the lost tie by spacing the others out a bit - sometimes just a little stretching will do or you can cut the strip that joins the ties together and pull the strips very slightly apart.
    If you do enough flexing and cutting, you will end up piles of extra ties. The ties at the end will need a bit of whittling anyway to clear the rail joiner and a small bit of wood or plastic can substitute.
  6. stary

    stary Member

    thanx for the tip; maybe I'll do that; since I'm modeling the 60s.
  7. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

    Same with me. I've got a collection of them in my container that I use for tools and extra parts, such as old couplers, wheels sets & discarded Peco ties, etc. I probably could mail you a batch but I'd expect that there are model railroaders or LHS's closer to you that could help?


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