Hand laying HOn3.5 track suppliers

 
  Toad Montgomery Chief Commissioner

Location: Port Hedland: Team EMU want's YOU!
G'day,

Just wondering if anyone can share a hobby shop which is pretty well stocked to supply track laying items.
Namely HOn3.5 / HOm track gauges, roll type or triangle.
Dual gauge track gauge HO / HOn3.5 if such a beast exists.
PCB sleepers etc.

Rail is easy as the only choice seems to be Micro Engineering apart from stripping flex track?

I know Handlaidtrack.com can supply templates etc through http://www.gwydirvalleymodels.com/

One disadvantage of living in a remote area is having to rely on AMRM adverts or the WWW.

Cheers and thanks in advance,
Toad.

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  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I had asked previously re  gauges and it seems there isn't anything out there. So if some does know, I'm all ears as well.

Regards,
David Head
  bjviper Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisvegas
If you know the gauge dimensions needed, then you could get some roller ones made up at a metalwork shop.  But check out Brunel Hobbies as that is where I got my ME rail from, I'm sure they do PCB sleepers too.

http://www.brunelhobbies.com.au/index.html
  denis500 Junior Train Controller

G'day,

Just wondering if anyone can share a hobby shop which is pretty well stocked to supply track laying items.
Namely HOn3.5 / HOm track gauges, roll type or triangle.
Dual gauge track gauge HO / HOn3.5 if such a beast exists.
PCB sleepers etc.

Rail is easy as the only choice seems to be Micro Engineering apart from stripping flex track?

I know Handlaidtrack.com can supply templates etc through http://www.gwydirvalleymodels.com/

One disadvantage of living in a remote area is having to rely on AMRM adverts or the WWW.

Cheers and thanks in advance,
Toad.
Toad Montgomery

Toad,

Model Etch used to make HOn3.5 track gauges. There were also broad gauge versions (5' 3"). If you are lucky there may be some still around in some shops eg Junction Models, Orient Express, Brunels, End of the Line etc

Denis.
  wagrttn Locomotive Driver

Hello Toad

I assume that you will be modelling the WA scene?


Tillig make dual gauge 16.5/12mm track. It represents German prototype and as far as I know is only produced with 'wooden' sleepers, so no concrete. It is high quality and a bit pricey and is available in WA from DCC Concepts and in SA from Orient Express. Tillig also produce a small range of dual gauge points/switches/turnouts.

Surely the Banana Benders must have produced some aids to hand-laying 12mm track?

I can't help more than that as I haven't yet got to the stage of attempting dual gauge track and when I do the narrow gauge will only be cosmetic - probably.

Regards

Drew
  robertc Chief Train Controller

I think the ones I used were made by Peter Betts. They were in brass with 16.5mm on one side and 12mm one the other. I may have got them via AMRA NSW.

Or just go here.
http://www.3smr.co.uk/track.html

regards
Bob Comerford

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