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Kadee 341 Track Gauge For Code 70 And 100 Track

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$9.99
SKU KAD341

Laying good track is the backbone of any layout, done poorly
it will result in nothing but trouble.


HO Scale
This gauge is made using the three point span design which
widens the track for curves. One side is for Code 100 rail and
goes down on the rail when using this size. The other side is
for Code 83 and it goes down for this size rail. The different
lengths on the ends of the gauges are for locating the rail
centrally on the ties. The longest thin web projections gauge
for 9 feet ties, the thick middle ends gauge for 8 1/2 feet ties,
while the short thin web sections gauge for 8 feet ties.


HOn3 Scale
This gauge is made using the three point span design which
widens the track for curves. One side is for Code 70 rail and
goes down on the rail when using this size. The other side is
for Code 55 and it goes down for this size rail. Gauge can also
be used for Code 66. The different lengths on the ends of the
gauges are for locating the rail centrally on the ties. The thick
middle ends gauge for 6 1/2 feet ties, while the short thin web
sections gauge for 6 feet ties.


To use
Hold gauge so ends of whichever tie length you are using are
even with tie ends. This places the rail centrally on ties. Hold
gauge in position for rail spiking by pinning through small hole
to roadbed. When laying rail, several gauges can be pinned
down in line to hold rail in position, gauges can be moved
along, leap frog fashion, as work progresses. This method
makes rail laying much easier for those of us with only two
hands. The pointer on the side of the gauge is a track center
line indicator. If you are working ties from a guide line and rail
from a center line on the roadbed, sighting along this center
line indicator will assist you in centrally locating the rails on
the ties.


For more information on rails and ties refer to NMRA standards
sheets RP 15.1, and D9m.