Finescale Bespoke Track and Pointwork for over 20 years., Bullhead or Flatbottom and Narrow gauges as well as Standard. I can also build pointwork and track in other scales (2mm to 10mm) and gauges (including Irish and Indian etc)

In 4mm scale those who follow EM or P4 have a well defined set of wheel and track standards , which work well together to help produce a smooth running model railway . In 00 there are so many different standards that make it more difficult to achieve the same result.

For those wanting to  be able to run their models straight from the box without having to alter wheels, a set of standards has been arrived at, which can be described as being derived from EM gauge minus 2mm. This has become known as 00-SF or 4F with a gauge of 16.2mm.

In 0 gauge you have the choice of various standards but only 0-MF (31.5mm gauge) will allow the smooth passage of finescale wheelsets, without resorting to alterations. 0-SF (31.2mm) and 0-XF (31.0mm) will also achieve this but back to back, minimum radii and gauge widening may need to  be taken into consideration.

Standard 0-F (32mm), will of course run everything defined as “Finescale” 0 Gauge but with the finer scale wheels of today will be a bit bumpy through the common crossing, especially with larger angle crossings, as the wheels tend to fall into the gap.

Of course you can also go for S7 (33mm) which is the 7mm scale equivalent of P4.

New Developments

I am closely following developmentson the Templot Club website, in the production of 3D printed trackwork and expect to be able to offer this avenue in the future, though not at the moment as I currently only have an FDM printer, which could possibly produce the timbering/sleepers, so at the moment I am still considering my alternatives with Resin printing for the chairs.

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