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QUOTE (derekaluk @ 23 Aug 2004, 01:47)Hi,

I'm going to make up a base board that I need to attach my Scaley Sport track to...however when it's not in use I want to have the board on a hinge so it goes flat against the wall.

What would the best way to attatch the track to the board so it doesn't fall off when it is in the vertical position?

Alan
If you are going to use a dense material like plywood or MDF you should buy the track clips Scalex sells and run TEK screws through them. If you want a lightweight base like extruded styrene or fibre board hot glue might work well. I would fasten down six out of ten sections so you have a chance to seperate the layout if need be. I am finding the curves are sliding on my layout.

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TEK is probably copywrited, sorry. They were invented for automobile plants, where they had so much trouble making holes that lined up in adjacent sheet metal pieces (mostly on the interior.)

TEK screws are self-drilling, self-tapping, and contain an intgrated washer that can be used in iron or wood. All the screws I have seen have hex heads. The smaller ones work very well in a cordless drill. Buy the arbor for a screwgun and just put it in the jaws and chuck it lightly.

Hang on, this page is so slow to load, la-dee-dee-da-da...

OKay, these are the small ones you want if that link works. Print it out and bring it to your hardware store.

Rand
 
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