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 Posted: Thu Sep 28th, 2017 07:42 pm
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I found this link on a UK model rail site.

 http://www.3cp-tools.co.uk/price.html

I am sure it is possible to make a DIY version using a bit of card. The post was about the cost which is probably about right for a specialist low quantity precision tool.

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David,

That did say 195 Pounds, right?  That's like $260US.  No can afford anything like that.  I'll stay with my simple tried-and-true method; a stick and a pencil.  Sometimes I even remember (often not) to use a straight edge when laying straight track.  It's a bit of a challenge for me just to get the layout level so that cars don't go rolling all over the place.



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Holy cow! I could buy an old Jeep for that price! And the Jeep would get me around town, can the plotter tool do that?
A straight edge? What is that? I got an EB #2 pencil that I use, mostly to poke holes in the foam for tree planting.
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 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2017 12:16 am
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 :Crazy:  WOW....that's $333.15 Australian Dollars......that could pay my energy bill for three months or I could buy a piece of string and a pencil that will do the same job and use the leftover funds to buy rolling stock and an eraser to fix the mistakes.:shocked::y:..Peter



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Get a long-enough piece of flex track, trace curve. Automatic easements included for free!!!.
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 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2017 12:38 am
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Is it possible to design a new tool to lay this type of railway track ?





Or perhaps a long Sunday lunch at the pub would do a 'good' job !


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Si, when did you take that photo of my main line?

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