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Old 18-11-2017, 06:10 PM   #1
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Hi, this is the french equivilent of perpex. To give more light to layout, i am making a fiddle yard from this, 60 inches by 12 inches. Track laying is a challenge, as is. fixing 5 points. Looked at tiny nuts and bolts, unsure whether double sided tape would hold them in place. Have also got to cut a 60x12 inch sheet down the middle. Any recommendations for what to use. thanks. Perspex is 4mm, so will suitably strengthen 2x1 frame. john
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Double sided carpet tape should hold tight. May need trimming to Track sleeper width?
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Security glazing tape 1mm to 5mm thick, once you press the track on to it it requires a lot of leverage to get it off, 50m roll last time i look were less than 10.....
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FB Tinker, thanks. What would you cut it with. Internet suggests portable saw. I have worry about it chipping. john
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I cut Perspex or equivalent material with a hand saw. Not sure of your product?
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I have worry about it chipping. john
Maybe running some tape down the cut line above and below may help.
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Same here. Scoring it can prevent chipping but a sharp fine toothed saw should do the trick.
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FB Tinker, thanks. What would you cut it with. Internet suggests portable saw. I have worry about it chipping. john
A bandsaw.....
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thanks guys. john will post the chips
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The secret to cutting Perspex type products John is to keep the tool speed down to avoid heat build up which melts the cut and snags the blade, then the resulting jolt cracks the piece.

I have successfully cut Perspex using a hacksaw blade ground to a hook shape (like a carpet knife blade on a Stanley knife) and use this to score a well defined line, than snap the piece over a square edge just like glass.

Latex type glue would stick track down well enough. We used to use it as sealing gaskets for Perspex light covers on aircraft that couldn't have a normal sheet gasket, e.g. odd shaped wing tip light covers.

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