T gauge rail supplier

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jkneiling wrote:Wow, that looks great! I noticed the unpainted ties on the jpg. Is that from a 3D printer, or is there a source for this?
Thank you ;) I cut my ties in a styrene sheet with a craft robot "Caméo Shilouette" .

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Hi Doug,

To start with I'd be interested in a couple of bits to see if I could get printed points working with them.

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If I don't use piano wire , I would need about 70 meters .

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I cut my ties in a styrene sheet with a craft robot "Caméo Shilouette" .
Now that's interesting....I may have to investigate that.

What thickness styrene sheet have you been able to cut with your Cameo??
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The Caméo is able to cut 0.25mm ( 0.010") styrene and precut 0.5mm (0.020") styrene .

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'd have some interest like other, cost etc always interesting.

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Of course I am very interested!!!

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I could use between 50 and 100 meters - thanks for all your effort in tracking this down!

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I could commit to about 10 metres. I've an amount of scrap left over from the layout which will anyway have to change so there'll be more scrap. And it is contingent on getting working points.

Thanks for letting me know.

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Okay....here's the current situation.

I have secured a supply of Code 40 steel rail and I'm awaiting confirmation of my order. As soon as I receive the rail, I'll be able to sort out how I'm going to be able to ship rail out. I know its in 10 metre lengths, but don't know how big or small each roll of rail is...so I'll need to sort out packaging, etc before I can announce the cost per 10m length.

I'm going to reserve a roll for myself as I'm wanting to have a bit of a play. I have an idea floating in my head that I want to experiment with........ ;)
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Doug , you say "roll" . Is' it real code 40 rail with the right profile or a flat wire :?:

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Its Code 40 bullhead rail....and perhaps I should have used the term "coil" rather than "roll".
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Thank you for the precisions .
I didn't know that the rails can be sold rolled .

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I'll wait and see how the rail comes..it's more than likely going to be loosely coiled in a large plastic bag rather than wound onto some form of spool, etc.

I've seen the rail sold online in 18 inch lengths to get round postal restrictions. Anyone who's received flexitrack from TGauge.com will have received it in a large pizza box (new...not used!).
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dkightley wrote: I've seen the rail sold online in 18 inch lengths to get round postal restrictions. Anyone who's received flexitrack from TGauge.com will have received it in a large pizza box (new...not used!).
I know. I did ask TGauge.com if they'd make it a Hawaiian but they said they only did Pepperoni Flexitrack.

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I had been planning on flat-bottom, but maybe this will work out. It wouldn't hurt to try 10 meters. What is the material - ferritic stainless steel?
Thanks for your research!

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A quick update......I'm still awaiting delivery of the stock of rail profile.

As soon as it arrives, I'll be able to get it added to the forum shop.....
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Thanks, Doug - Can you tell us what the material is, for instance, ferritic stainless steel?

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Can you tell us what the material is, for instance, ferritic stainless steel?
Unfortunately, all I know is that the material is steel and it has magnetic properties. I might see if I can find out what the exact steel grade is.....
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Okay, guys....The rail has arrived! And It's available to order via the shop....in Miscellaneous>TaklingTGauge Offers.

The rail is in 10 metre lengths and is priced at £7.20 per length. As I'll have to ship the rail out is pizza style boxes via parcel post, unfortunately there will have to be a postage surcharge PER ORDER of £2.00. The shop price includes this surcharge, however if you order more than one length, the £2.00 surcharge on the second and subsequent length will be discounted in your shopping basket.

Note also, there will be lots of space in the box to take plenty of 3D printed buildings ...with no extra postage cost incurred!

PS As I now need to await the pizza boxes, I won't be able to start dispatching until early to mid next week......
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