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Offline marklin 279  
#1 Posted : 15 June 2019 21:00:41(UTC)
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I have 3 foot sections of flexable K Tack is there any way to cut them? Thanks for any advice.
Offline DaleSchultz  
#2 Posted : 15 June 2019 21:17:31(UTC)
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I have a page describing how I lay k-Track, including a section on how to cut it, at:
https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com/2005/07/laying-k-track.html
Dale
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Offline marklin 279  
#3 Posted : 15 June 2019 21:59:32(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DaleSchultz Go to Quoted Post
I have a page describing how I lay k-Track, including a section on how to cut it, at:
https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com/2005/07/laying-k-track.html


Thanks for the info I really appreciate it.
Offline PMPeter  
#4 Posted : 15 June 2019 22:07:31(UTC)
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I use the Xuron 2175M which is specifically designed for Maerklin track. I have gone through 3 boxes of flex track where each piece needed cutting of at least one rail, usually both and this cutter is still as good as when I bought it.

Peter
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Offline cookee_nz  
#5 Posted : 16 June 2019 00:34:28(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: marklin 279 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: DaleSchultz Go to Quoted Post
I have a page describing how I lay k-Track, including a section on how to cut it, at:
https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com/2005/07/laying-k-track.html


Thanks for the info I really appreciate it.


In addition to the other contributions, there is also a leaflet below that originally came with K-flextrack showing cutting and rejoining - a pack of joiner peices was normally included with each new box of track.

Hope it helps

2205-Flex(0181).jpg

Cookee
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Offline applor  
#6 Posted : 16 June 2019 02:29:34(UTC)
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Dremel with cut off disc No. 409

Beware that the 900mm flex tracks have one rail secured at each end. Therefore if you want a long sweeping curve you have to cut it off just after the rail tie, or it wont bend.
modelling 1954 Germany (era IIIa)
Offline DaleSchultz  
#7 Posted : 16 June 2019 19:37:29(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: applor Go to Quoted Post
Dremel with cut off disc No. 409

no, do not bother with those they just keep breaking. Buy the small diamond cutter disk and you will never look back.

Originally Posted by: applor Go to Quoted Post

Beware that the 900mm flex tracks have one rail secured at each end.

correct

Originally Posted by: applor Go to Quoted Post
Therefore if you want a long sweeping curve you have to cut it off just after the rail tie, or it wont bend.


simply ensure that you do the cutting at the other end, leave the anchored end anchored.

Dale
Intellibox + own software, K-Track
My current layout: https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com
Arrival and Departure signs: https://remotesign.mixmox.com
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Offline applor  
#8 Posted : 17 June 2019 00:28:09(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DaleSchultz Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: applor Go to Quoted Post
Dremel with cut off disc No. 409

no, do not bother with those they just keep breaking. Buy the small diamond cutter disk and you will never look back.


Well each to their own but you get 20 discs in the pack - more than enough for a large layout. Yes, they are fragile and can break but they do excellent thin cuts for isolation gaps and cut through rails effortlessly.

In my experience the disc diameter is more important as I have often needed to get as much reach as possible to achieve a vertical cut in situations where I haven't cut or been able to cut the rails before laying.
modelling 1954 Germany (era IIIa)
Offline hxmiesa  
#9 Posted : 18 June 2019 13:41:33(UTC)
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Sorry for being redundant, but; "-what applor said!"
Best regards
Henrik Hoexbroe ("The Dane In Spain")
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