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Hi All

Here a few pics of my track cutting efforts

Using some of my old CLC's

So 1st up the CLC



Next removing the inners



Now time for the tools




Oops



Its OK it fits with the other one



Pack out the slots and hold together with tape



Hot glued and soldered back together



Add the borders and cars and insert back into track



It is pretty simple really and only took about 45 mins total including taking photo's

Full album of photo's can be seen here Track Cut & Chop Photo's

Now what to do with the other bits left over


Hope you like it

Michael
 

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hi
these are some of the best lc sections that are available.So far i have done 2 for my layout and for the quickest qualifying lap they are a must.

I no longer run clc in my own layout they desrve the cut and shut treatment,nice one michael.
 

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I cut them straight thru with the circular saw


Just go easy and it all worked out fine

I have a job Graeme


and thanks Ade they are great peices of track for sure

Might have to do some more soon

Michael
 

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Excellent instructional pictures, Michael.

Is there any reason the rails cannot be removed and reinstalled without cutting in the middle?
It would reduce any continuity issues. I was not sure if the "curve" in the rails could be bent to the new "S" shape and trimmed to length or would it be shorter?

I know that the way Michael has done it is the fastest way to do it but requires some soldering or jumpers to maintain continuity.

Look forward to the answers.

Cheers!
 

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Very well done, and great photos. Possibly the best set of photos we have for that yet.
I would love one of these in my layout, but there's actually no place for it without a major redesign. Ah well. Some day.
 

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QUOTE (sealevel @ 7 Feb 2011, 01:48) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Excellent instructional pictures, Michael.

Is there any reason the rails cannot be removed and reinstalled without cutting in the middle?
It would reduce any continuity issues. I was not sure if the "curve" in the rails could be bent to the new "S" shape and trimmed to length or would it be shorter?

Thanks for the comments


You could take the track out and re bend it but once it is cut it only takes a few mins to solder it

And it seems a lot of aggro to take it all out ( But will try it next time to see )

You can put the whole lot back in underneath if you want including the power tracks



Re the top of the rails I spent a few mins soldering over the track and then sanding it back using my rotary tool
but a small peice of copper tape would be just as good over the joint

Mr F - are you sure you can't squeeze just one in ?

Michael
 
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