Building soldered track 1

H. Oversloot / Jens Emmermann 3.2.00

assortment of track jigs for building soldered track

top :track jig for 25 and 28 mm wide double track
mid left: aluminium rollergauge for checking point gauge incl.
mid right: 2 brass 9mm jigs for inner gauge in points and normal
below: 2 brass 9 mm jigs for keeping track upright and fixing (can
also be drilled for fixing with pins)

tools for building track
Middle: steel ruler with 0.5 mm devision
below: copperclad sleepers
top: homebuilt spacing jig for sleepers of silicone rubber

This jig is made by sticking with equally spaced sleepers on
top of double sided tape against the straight ruler on a
plastic carrier. When you have about 15 cm length. Smear a 4 mm thick layer of silicone rubber on top of
the sleepers. Put in a piece of cloth or backing paper on top.
Leave to dry for 24 hours. Peel of the plastic and take out
your sleepers. Finished is your jig.

The sleepers I use come from the 2 mm Scale Association.