@Laker80 posted:

So cut the pins and secure the two track ends together?

No, if you must cut to fit; choose to cut the non-pin end first. Then you don't have to play around with the pin side.  

Pins doBdo makeemake it easierieasier you had no pins, screws can be made to hold them in alignment.  ≤ Real nice "spellwreck" program google has, eh? 

Pins do make it easier, but screws are enough to hold an alignment.

 There is a table of "FT combos  to = (?) X inch " floating around here in some older SCARM posts. Might be worth a hunt.

@Adriatic posted:

No, if you must cut to fit; choose to cut the non-pin end first. Then you don't have to play around with the pin side.  

Pins doBdo makeemake it easierieasier you had no pins, screws can be made to hold them in alignment.  ≤ Real nice "spellwreck" program google has, eh? 

Pins do make it easier, but screws are enough to hold an alignment.

 There is a table of "FT combos  to = (?) X inch " floating around here in some older SCARM posts. Might be worth a hunt.

What would you use to cut the fastrack rail bed? Coping saw? Score it with an exacto knife and then try cutting? I think I have all but one area in my plan figured out to avoid modifying the track. 

 

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That bottom section looks to be a little off.

If you need to cut the roadbed, a coping saw would probably work.  I used a hobby hand saw like the ones in the links.  They come in handy for all sorts of things.  Mine is X-Acto brand.  This is an advertisement from Michaels, but you can get them lots of places.

 https://www.michaels.com/x-act...aw-set/10223584.html

Here are a couple others that Micro-Mark has for sale.

 https://www.micromark.com/4-in-1-Zona-Saw-Set

 https://www.micromark.com/10-p...-Razor-Saw-Knife-Set

About track pins.  I did this once, and it worked.  I pried the pins lose from the end to be discarded with a flat blade screwdriver.  Then after a light touch with a fine tooth file on the cut end, I put the pins in the appropriate rails and cinched then down with a rather robust pliers.  It worked for me.  Someone else may have a better idea.

That saw looks like it would work better than my coping saw.

I think the hardest part of this build will be sneaking some more switch purchases by the wife...

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