HO scale copper clad or PCB sleepers

 
  HWYRNR1984 Station Staff

Location: Chasing a white line somewhere...
Can anyone tell me where I can get these pre-cut, I dont have the facilities to cut my own from PCB.
Thanks.

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  Laser Rail Bits Locomotive Driver

Location: Goulburn NSW
Can anyone tell me where I can get these pre-cut, I dont have the facilities to cut my own from PCB.
Thanks.
HWYRNR1984
Hi,

DCC Concepts have them available as a pre-scored sheet that you just snap off a strip and cut to length...There may be others that have the same product...but i find the product satisfactory for my needs

Either call them direct or talk to Warren Herbert at Gwydir Valley Models...

Regards,
Rod
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
Try Gwydir Valley Models OR Model Railroad Craftsman, both carry PCB sleepers for sure.

Potentially Brunel Models as well.

Good luck.
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
A lot of them come from the UK and are aimed at 4mm scale so might be too wide, I have some that are 3.5mm but the VR (my prototype) used 10" wide (and 9' long and 5" deep) sleepers.  Those from the US aimed at HO scale but US prototype can be too narrow as they tended to use narrower sleepers spaced more closely.

What size sleepers did/does your prototype use?

Mark

edited to correct prototype measurements at 22:07
  BladeHunter Station Master

Location: Sydney
Pretty sure I saw some at Casula Hobbies the other day.
  Dazz Deputy Commissioner

Have a chat with Gary at the Model Railroad Craftsman in Blacktown ([color=#0066cc][size=3][font=Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]http://www.mrrc.com.au[/font][/size][/color]) and ask for the "Clover House PC Board Ties #266".
Here's a link which "should" show some PCB related trackwork on my blog.

http://gunnedahandbeyond.blogspot.com.au/search?q=pcb



  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
It would be helpful in trying to assist you if you said where you are located.
  rgmccau Junior Train Controller

Location: Canberra
Fast Track sell them from the US

http://www.handlaidtrack.com/
  HWYRNR1984 Station Staff

Location: Chasing a white line somewhere...
Good idea blacksmith, I'm located in country victoria, so mail order via the net is preferable. Also iI'm trying to match peco code 100 streamline track sleepers. Im installing them at the baseboard joins on my layout, replacing 3-4 of the plastic ties either side of the join for strength.
Thanks for all the replies, most helpful.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Good idea blacksmith, I'm located in country victoria, so mail order via the net is preferable. Also iI'm trying to match peco code 100 streamline track sleepers. Im installing them at the baseboard joins on my layout, replacing 3-4 of the plastic ties either side of the join for strength.
Thanks for all the replies, most helpful.
HWYRNR1984

Then Brunel Hobbies: http://www.brunelhobbies.com.au/ is probably your best bet. They sell them in strips, and I just checked my stash. The width is right to match the Peco sleepers, but the height is less. However as they are made from available PCB material, you won't get a correct height match no matter who you buy them from, as PCB is only made in a small range of thicknesses.
  HWYRNR1984 Station Staff

Location: Chasing a white line somewhere...
Thanks very much Blacksmith, especially for taking the time to check them against the peco sleepers, I'm very apreciative. I should be able to shim them up underneath with some styrene without too much trouble.

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