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    • November 19, 2020 9:35 PM EST
    • My 14" delta band saw is quick, easy and controllable....just have to carry the victim to it...if the victim wants to stay put i use one of those mini hacksaws.  I dont worry about perfect cuts...what for? They dont show.  A little space between rail ends is reccomended

    • November 19, 2020 11:02 AM EST
    • Zona hobby saw

    • November 19, 2020 10:08 AM EST
    • Derailed said:

      I love Harbor Freight.  I will have to look out for one of their coupons.  They are building one in my town.  Yay!

      You have to go slow and bite a [email protected] a time..you might have to remove the miter gauge, prop the section of track to some what level ..it does ok , just clean it up..

       

    • November 19, 2020 9:56 AM EST
    • All I have ever used is a rotary tool or small grinder. Hacksaw is too much effort if you are doing a lot of it.

       

    • November 19, 2020 9:51 AM EST
    • I love Harbor Freight.  I will have to look out for one of their coupons.  They are building one in my town.  Yay!

    • November 19, 2020 8:13 AM EST
    • GAP said:

      Makita 4" angle grinder with a metal cutting blade, marked with a permanent marker, held by hand.

      Exactly my procedure also.

    • November 19, 2020 4:58 AM EST
    • Makita 4" angle grinder with a metal cutting blade, marked with a permanent marker, held by hand.

    • November 19, 2020 4:14 AM EST
    • Dremel with a carbide blade. Works to clean up the ends too. 

    • November 18, 2020 8:11 PM EST
    • i mark them with a feltmarker, cut them with a hacksaw, about a mm too long, while holding them down with the other hand onto a piece of wood.

      then i straighten the cut with a file.

    • November 18, 2020 7:56 PM EST
    • What do you use to cut track to length?   I will be using LGB and Proline 332 brass track.  Hacksaw?  Anything used to keep the rail in place?  I want a nice clean cut.  

       

    • June 20, 2020 7:31 PM EDT
    • The Tool Man and his wife used to come to train shows on the Left Coast but we haven't seen him in a dozen or more years.  He put an awful lot of miles on that RV.  Even though I have three or four Dremels around, the Minicraft motor tool I bought from him 25 years ago is still my "go to" grinder.

    • June 18, 2020 3:38 PM EDT
    • Thanks I've missed him also

    • June 18, 2020 12:32 PM EDT
    • Ric

       

      Did not see your post soon enough I will second and third what a good guy Bill is. I saw him at Cabin Fever every year, and did ask him to come to ECLSTS 

      He would loan me tools, as I needed to fix my ailing live steamers on a regular basis, and would get in tools I needed like the mini allen wrenches he now has.

      Also shows up at the big Timonium train shows, which I hope to see again some day.  Glad we have a vendor like him for the hobby

       

      Jerry

       

    • June 17, 2020 9:38 AM EDT
    • Once again, thank you guys.  Just contacted Bill and he does have the grinding disc I need.  As I've said, this site is the best.

       

    • June 15, 2020 6:03 AM EDT
    • Paul is correct. I spent a lot of time, and money, in Bill's store before he closed his store. Now he just does various train shows.

    • June 14, 2020 1:18 PM EDT
    • Thank you.

      Man, you don't know what you had until its gone.  Over the years bought a lot of stuff from them.

      I found a source on Amazon Prime, had to go with the 3/8 inch arbor, but shipping is free and I'll have them Tuesday.

      The World continues to change. 

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      If the Time Machine in "Back to the Future" ever comes true.  DON'T PICK 2020. 

       

       

    • June 14, 2020 1:05 PM EDT
    • Ric, 

      I am fairly certain it is B&B Hobby Supplies

      701 Mill Street

      Bridgeville, PA 15017

      412-580-4570

      hobbytools.com

       

      Paul

    • June 14, 2020 12:54 PM EDT
    • Darn, my tool man has a lousy site. Better luck.

    • June 14, 2020 12:43 PM EDT
    • Does anyone have the address, website or phone number for The Tool Man that was always at the ECLSTS in York.

      I always got things like grinding disc and cut off wheels from him and I'm running out.

      I need a 2 inch disc with a 1/4 inch hole in it marked A60 or A80, can't quite read it.  Does anyone have a source?  I have tried looking it up on Google and Amazon Prime, but I'm not putting in the right info.

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      Thanks in advance for any help given.