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Offline Drongo  
#1 Posted : 05 October 2019 08:44:28(UTC)
Drongo

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Can someone please explain how to remove the rail joiners from K track without destroying the rail joiner and my fingers.

Thanks in advance

Greg (with bad-aids on my fingers) BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin
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Offline mvd71  
#2 Posted : 05 October 2019 09:12:19(UTC)
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Slide a stanly knife blade in one side and gently open the rail joiner up enough to loosen it so it can be removed. If you are careful it should be able to be squeezed back up afterward to be re-used.
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Offline Drongo  
#3 Posted : 06 October 2019 13:27:33(UTC)
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Thanks for the tip. Luckily I had a band-aid on my finger when the Stanley knife slipped. I'll just rip the joiners off and throw them away - a lot less painful. BigGrin BigGrin
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Offline applor  
#4 Posted : 06 October 2019 19:23:37(UTC)
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I use a pair of needle nose pliers. Slide it into the end and bend the sides outwards, then slide it off. Safe and easy.
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Offline David Dewar  
#5 Posted : 07 October 2019 11:58:11(UTC)
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Save lives and buy C track lol.
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Offline PJMärklin  
#6 Posted : 07 October 2019 12:38:37(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: David Dewar Go to Quoted Post
Save lives and buy C track lol.



(Sorry, couldn't resist the bait !!)Flapper


Save more "realistic" track and use K track Laugh


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Regards,

PJLOL

(hope this doesn't start something OhMyGod )
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Offline river6109  
#7 Posted : 07 October 2019 13:41:42(UTC)
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As you've already gone down that track with a stanley knife I would have recommended a screwdriver and open up the track joiner on both sides but this doesn't mean it will freely come out, on the bottom there is an indent and this stops the joiner from moving forwards or backwards and by lifting up the track you will be able to remove it without getting your finger(s) cut off.

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Offline Minok  
#8 Posted : 08 October 2019 21:33:16(UTC)
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A dedicated pair of needle-nose pliers where the tip is small enough (and serrated) to insert into the end of the rail-joiner so you can pull it off.
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Offline Drongo  
#9 Posted : 10 October 2019 08:15:21(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Minok Go to Quoted Post
A dedicated pair of needle-nose pliers where the tip is small enough (and serrated) to insert into the end of the rail-joiner so you can pull it off.


Thanks for the tip, but I want to take the rail joiner off. Sorry, I just had to say it. Flapper Flapper Flapper
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