QuickSticks Wood Ties

What are QuickSticks used for?

QuickSticks are single assemblies of laser cut wood ties that makes it easy to complete a switch built with the Fast Tracks assembly fixture tool. When a turnout "skeleton" is built in an assembly fixture the o...

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What are QuickSticks made from?

QuickSticks are cut from Baltic birch, specially made in Finland for Fast Tracks.

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How are QuickSticks different from TwistTies?

QuickSticks are a companion product to trackwork built in the assembly fixtures. Clearance is provided on QuickSticks where the PC board ties are in place of the wood ties. TwistTies include all the wood ties ...

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Will the tie height of QuickSticks match my brand of flextrack?

Most of our QuickSticks will match popular RTR track, but to confirm they will match the brand you are using check with us before you order.

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What is the recommended method for attaching QuickSticks to a fixture built turnout?

We recommend Pliobond as an adhesive for fastening the turnout to the QuickSticks. We also offer pre-drilled QuickSticks that allow the larger scales (HO and up) to be spiked in place with a minimum of spikes. ...

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I don't see left and right hand versions of QuickSticks?

The same QuickStick can be used for both right and left hand turnouts by simply turning it over.

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Can I use QuickSticks to construct switches by hand without using your assembly fixture tool?

QuickSticks are designed to work most effectively with the Fast Tracks assembly fixture. We do not recommend that they be used to construct hand built switches, if building by hand, better results can be had by...

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Why are the PC board ties thinner than the wood ties on the QuickSticks?

We only produce PC board ties in two thicknesses for turnouts, 1/16" and 1/32". Some scales the wood ties are thicker than the wood ties, but this won't create any issues as the difference in thickness is hidde...

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Can I get pre-drilled QuickSticks for N scale?

No. The smallest scale we offer a pre-drilled version for is HOn3. Anything smaller than that and the spike heads become an interference issue. For smaller scales we recommend only gluing the turnout onto the Q...

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