Track & Track-Making Parts

Track is so often overlooked when “Building a scale model” is considered, and that is a shame.

Would a model car look right if the roadway it was placed on was a caricature of the real thing, and would a beautifully modelled ship look right on a plate of blue painted glass? Unfortunately that’s often the case with model railways… and we would like to change that!

We do understand of course that not all modellers are confident enough to make their own track, but at least selecting the best options will help to take you that one step closer to the real thing.

We have said often in this website that “we will only sell the things we will use ourselves” and track is included in this policy.

Therefore, we do not stock the over-scale code 100 track used in every train-set and for set-track for two reasons… it is less realistic than easily usable, much better options AND it is also easier for all modellers to make a nice job of laying code 75 or code 83 track because the rail profile is finer and bends more naturally.

We also limit the range of “tight radius” track point-work as it often causes problems… and choose to stock only live frog point-work, because it looks better and gives better running than insulated frog can ever manage…

In track-making, DCCconcepts is also proud to be breaking new ground. We are commencing a project to make UK prototype track-work more realistic ever, and products in this range will be released under the “Legacy” brand name.

Starting with the best ever range of track-making parts, this range will grow constantly from now, so keep your ear to the ground!

We have started the long journey to better track by offering our range of pre-etched and pre-cut sleeper frets for building UK prototype track and turnouts (point-work) in 4mm scale to OO gauge, and we will soon add a second range for use in creating EM and P4 track.

These top quality fibreglass sleeper frets are versatile (the turnout fret will provide the sleepering for any turnout between an A5 and B9) and easy to use.

They take away all of the hard part of making track with copper-clad as they are ready to use.. with pre-tinned copper pads ready to solder to… but ONLY where they need to be, so you do not even need to worry about cutting the gaps.Being professionally cut and etched, they look so much better than hand cut sleepers too!

We make the frets in two thicknesses– for standard track with directly soldered rail OR in a thin version for those using chairs to create proper UK bullhead track. Chairs will be coming soon….

Add the most accurate range of track-making gauges ever offered and you are ready to go. Why not have a try… you will be surprised what you can achieve.

(all of our gauges are made using high quality hard brass and they are machined using high precision machinery to a tolerance of -0.00”, +0.002” – no other track making gauge or related product available comes even close to this level of accuracy)

Of course, templates are freely available and we can of course also help with good advice… and the perfect tools, solders and fluxes needed to complete the task.

PS – of course our track-making parts and tools are very often useful and quite suitable for the creation of track in HO or for other gauges, scales and prototypes… so no matter what you enjoy modelling take a closer look