Gaugemaster n gauge rail joiner

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Hello.
I am after a Gaugemaster rail joiner. I have contacted Gaugemaster and they no longer sell them, as the manufacture has gone bust.
The joiner has a square cut near the end of the joiner and the top appears to be rolled over a bit. I brought these a few years back.
I need one, more say half a dozen, would be really nice, in case I lose one.
Could anyone who runs n gauge, please have a look and see if they have an odd one lying around.
It is so frustrating to need just one of something.
I will obviously pay postage, i.e. I would send you a SAE and a quid if you are happy with that.
Thanks
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Peco ones will fit SL310.
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Rails of Sheffield are showing them as being 'in stock' - which is currently uncommon for PECO items.

Postage from them will be more than they cost so it would be better if you order something else too! (Or your first suggestion may be acceptable to someone.)
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The problem I have found with the Peco ones, is that they are not very strong. Due to my track laying inabilities, I have
found the older Gaugemaster to be far more substantial. Well, they are far stronger and in my personal opinion better.
Hence the reason why I have placed this particular post.
I need them to join a section of track which in on a removable baseboard which is situated over a tunnel( my preserved rail bit).
With the board coming off and on, a very substantial joiner is required and the older Gaugemaster ones fit the bill very nicely.
Perhaps this helps explain why I am after these specific joiners.
But thanks anyway.
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If im reading you correctly, do you mean the removable board has a track which you remove the fishplates ( joiners ) every time you remove the board ? IF i am right in this presumption there are other ways to do this without joiners.
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Hello Brian.
Yes sort of, I try to leave the fishplates (but what has a fish got to do with them, so why are they called fishplates, surely joiner are
more accurate, I have always wondered this, but I digress) in place, as this helps me realign the rails correctly. The height alignment
is not the best. The Gaugemaster joiners ensure that the rails realign properly.
Of course if there is another way to do this I am willing to hear this. As I have said earlier my track laying is not the best.
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Have a look at this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-1JW51rCoY sorry it starts in the middle, just roll it back to the start.
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Google "fishplates" and all will be revealed.
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Gave upon the video, after about 25 mins, saw 7 mins of it, it just keeps stopping and buffering. The video seas a layout in the making.
Mine was made in 2012, but has been left for about 4 yrs.
Where the join is, is edge of the board, start of the viaduct. I can't do/change anything on it.
It appears as if a slight warp has occurred, making the rail heights about 2mm out.
I just need the Gaugemaster rail joiner, or any other make of substantial joiner, the thin Peco ones are no good, I have tried.
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I assume the code will be GM18?

Huh if Gaugemaster cannot obtain further supplies then they should change the website to 'no longer available' and not 'out of stock but available to order'

This outfit allowed me to add 20 to my basket and proceed to checkout!

Maybe worth checking with them first as I will be supprised if they do have them available.
https://www.aspiregiftsandmodels.co.uk/ ... 4-n-gauge/
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