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EM & P4 Sleepers

For scale length OO Sleepers, go to Category: '4m Components \ OO Related only \ Sleepers/Trackbase'

9 ft sleepers were used prior to 1914. After this, their length was reduced to 8 ft 6 ins, although much existing track would have lasted for some years - especially in sidings.

Thin sleepers and timbering will match our Flexitrack and the ply sleepering of the Timbertracks range. Thin sleepering is used to save on the amount of ballast needed to bring the level up to the top of the sleepers. On larger layouts this can be a considerable saving in ballast and therefore in weight

Thick sleepers and timbering equate to a scale 5" depth.

"DOW-MAC" sleepers combined with GWR 2 bolt chairs produce the bullhead rail and concrete sleeper combination introduced in the mid 1940s.

Turnout Timbers

A pack contains sufficient timbers to make a turnout. If timbers that are longer than those provided are needed, it is usual practice to cut two to the appropriate length ensuring that the joint is under one of the chairs of the common crossing. 

Copperclad Strip

4ZC101A copper clad strips provide for the same rail height as the chair base, and can be used glued down to a sleeper to provide a soldering point - some say this is essential at crossing vees and 'K' crossings.

1.06mm copperclad is the same height as thin timbering - ideal if you are producing soldered turnouts, fiddle yards, etc.

The 1.6mm thick copper clad strips are equivalent to thin sleepering + chair base and so can be used alongside other C+L products. For example, you could use C+L Flexitrack for the running rails, but use copper clad strips to build your turnouts. You can then use running rail chairs cosmetically and once you have painted and weathered the turnout, it should blend in.

4mm wide strips equate to a scale 12 inches and are used for building turnouts. 3.3 mm wide stripes are a scale 10" wide, i.e. sleeper width.

Please note: for the thicker material, we give the thickness as being 1.6mm. Due to manufacturing variations, some recent supplies have been 1.55mm and even 1.5mm thick. The difference is nominal and will cause no problems.

'Exactoply' Sleepers & Timbers

The 'Exactoply' sleepers and turnout timbers shown below (listed last) have been sawn cut rather than laser cut. Therefore some have slightly rougher edges, unlike the extremely straight and clean cut of laser cut products. The lazer cut version are currently being made but in the meantime I have listed the sawn cut in case anyone wants them, but at a much lower price. The sawn cut would be suitable for trackwork that needed to be less than perfect such as industrial lines, or alternatively a quick rub over with some fine sandpaper and they would look like the laser version! 
 

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4SL102A
Sleepers - 8' 6 - thin (matches C&L Flexitrack for depth) Scale length for EM/P4
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£7.20
Ex Tax: £6.00
4SL102B
Sleepers - 9' 0 - thin (matches C&L Flexitrack for depth) Scale length for EM/P4
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£7.20
Ex Tax: £6.00
4SL103A
Sleepers - 8' 6 - thick (matches Exacoscale fast track for depth) Scale length for EM/P4
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£7.20
Ex Tax: £6.00
4SL103B
Sleepers - 9' 0 thick (matches Exacoscale fast track for depth)Scale length for EM/P4
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£7.20
Ex Tax: £6.00
4SL104A
Sleepers - 'Dowmac' concrete (for bullhead rail) - 100
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£7.20
Ex Tax: £6.00
4TT101A
Turnout Timbers - thin - 50
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£7.80
Ex Tax: £6.50
4TT101B
Turnout Timbers - Long - Thick - 50
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£7.80
Ex Tax: £6.50
4ZC101A
Copperclad Fibreglass Strips 80 x 3 wide (varies) x 0.6mm thick - 10
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£7.80
Ex Tax: £6.50
4ZC101B
Copperclad strips 435mm x 4mm wide x 1.0mm (10 x strips)
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£18.95
Ex Tax: £15.79
4ZC101C
Copperclad strips 435 x 4mm wide x 1.6mm - 10
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£18.95
Ex Tax: £15.79
4ZC101D
Copperclad strips 17" x 3.3mm wide x 1.6mm - 10
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£18.95
Ex Tax: £15.79
4ZC101E
Copperclad strips 17" x 3.3mm wide x 1.06mm – 10
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£18.95
Ex Tax: £15.79
E4SL 201C
8ft 6in x 10in plywood sleepers thick x100
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£6.00
Ex Tax: £5.00
E4SL 201D
8ft 6in x 10in plywood sleepers thick x500
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£24.00
Ex Tax: £20.00
E4SL 202C
9ft x 10in plywood sleepers thick x100
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£6.00
Ex Tax: £5.00
E4SL 202D
9ft x 10in plywood sleepers thick x500
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£24.00
Ex Tax: £20.00
E4SL 203C
8ft 6in x 10in plywood sleepers thin x100
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£6.00
Ex Tax: £5.00
E4SL 203D
8ft 6in x 10in plywood sleepers thin x500
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£24.00
Ex Tax: £20.00
E4SL 301C
Plywood Timbers- scale 10in wide (thick x 300m)  50 x strips
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£10.20
Ex Tax: £8.50
E4SL 301D
Plywood Timbers- scale 10in wide (thin x 300m)  50 x strips
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£10.20
Ex Tax: £8.50
E4SL 302C
Plywood Timbers- scale 12in wide (thick x 300m) 50 x strips
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£10.20
Ex Tax: £8.50
E4SL 302D
Plywood Timbers- scale 12in wide (thin x 300m) 50 x strips
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£10.20
Ex Tax: £8.50
E4SL 303C
Plywood Timbers- scale 14in wide (thick x 300m) 25 x strips
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£10.20
Ex Tax: £8.50
E4SL 303D
Plywood Timbers- scale 14in wide (thn x 300m) 50 x strips
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£10.20
Ex Tax: £8.50
E4XX PCT0
ABS Point and Crossing Timbers - 4mm (62 - various lengths)
62 timbers consisting of: 12 timbers at 36mm 12 timbers at 48mm  12 timbers at 85..
£10.20
Ex Tax: £8.50

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