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Central Valley Model
1203 Pike Lane. ~ Oceano, CA 93445 ~ Phone: 805-489-8586
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CVT is here now and forever!
track system made in the USA, designed by model railroaders to provide the HO hobbyist with model track that matches the detail & quality of 21st. century rolling stock on the market today!
Central Valley "CVT" offers a full range of Mainline, Branch Line, Switch angles, and tie schedules never before available in any scale unless you constructed it yourself. That is what master model builder "Jack Parker" did to construct and deliver CVT to all HO modelers who would like to see track that matches their rolling stock.
Using the "CVT" system, modelers can now enjoy the pride and self-accomplishment in owning museum quality model track! The "CVT" track system builds up much like the prototype and it's not any harder to put down than pre-fabbed "Flex" type track systems.
Modelers can enjoy these handy features designed into all "CVT" track products made in the USA by the master model builders at Central Valley Model Works!
CVT Turnout Tie Strips offer:
molded tie-plate detail for code 83, & code 70, and some code
"Half-Tie" at ends for gluing strips end-to-end for long
connecting web at bottom of ties for realistic ballasting that allows
surface wiring to slip under the rail foot for easy soldering and
access which hides easily under ground cover and ballast!
Sights to aid in following curves along a centerline created by
CVT Turnout Kits
offer the same quality as the tie strips plus these exceptional features:
a full range of "curvable" angles the #5, #6, #7, #8,
& #9 switch kits allow free flowing track planning like never
yard ladders, and even curved crossovers are now possible!Kits
include rail braces, detailed guardrails, and joint bars!
detailed white brass (Solderable) cast points designed for ease
of installation without "notching" the stock rails!
care, you will be able to lay the most realistic switch ever offered
in any scale. These instructions should be sufficient for most applications.
However, it should be understood that we can not anticipate every
problem or skill level that might be involved. This product is probably
not suitable for entry level modelers or children under the age of
18. Some experience and general knowledge of model track hand laying,
or installation and hand laying of switches will be of great value.
- 1 each Tie Block (Right or Left).
- 1 each Frog Block (#'s 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9) code #70 or #83
- 1 each Set cast points - white brass code #70 or #83.
- 1 each Detail Parts (Sprue) (1)Foil Strip (self adhesive).
- 1 each 0.020 Wire. (about 3/4 inch in length)
- 1 each Set of Instruction Sheets, diagrams, and template.
tools and materials required:
code #70 or #83. You can strip rail from the flex track you are
using, or use the bulk rail you are hand laying with on your project.
To strip rail from your flex track, use a heat gun or hair dryer
to assist. Using your own rail product (flex, or bulk) will provide
consistency, and reliability throughout the entire project.
flat file (6 inch, or 10 inch "Mill Cut" will do nicely).
selection of needle files.
cutters, or flush cutting diagonal cutters.
(some parts are very small)
knife with #11 type blades and a "Chisel" type blade.
Vise with "sewing" needle, and approx. #72 - #74 drill bit. (The
needle will be used to "pierce" ties for spiking).
pliers (needle nose) - your preference - and spikes, or office staples
(use small metal cutting scissors to modify "office staples")
cement, - "Liquid" type. ACC cement, (Hot-Stuff? - Crazy glue?,
Glue", "Liquid Nails", "Varnish", or whatever you use for gluing
Chalks, Stains etc. (your choice) for weathering.
Spikes, and Weights to locate, and hold ties to roadbed while adhesive
Saw, to gap rails.
These kits provide the serious modeler features never before available. Some of these features are listed below.
The switch kits allow free flowing track planning like never before.
Curved yard ladders, and even curved crossovers are now possible.
The kits include rail braces, detailed guard rails, joint bars,
and detailed cast points.
This feature allows much closer clearance between the stock rail
and point back surface for a more realistic appearance without the
danger of "shorting" with metal wheel sets.
of Switch Numbers:
We offer the most variety of turnout angle numbers: 5, 6, 7, 8 and
9 available right now from any hobby retailer.
of Rail Size:
The kits are designed to be used with a choice of either code 70
or code 83 rails. Of course, either right or left hand divergence
Complete instructions will assist in a precise assembly using rail
provided by the hobbyist thus assuring that the switch work will
match the track system or rail being used on the rest of his or
Gauging and Layout:
The gauging provided by the computer located tie plate detail, and
the prototypical tie schedule provides the most realistic and precise
switch models ever available in any scale.
The kits include a switch stand that can be made to move with the
point throw bar! This detail has never been offered before at such
a low price! No Extra Charge!
The Tie Blocks have little marks to align your kit to your "Centerline"
mark. Great for curved applications.
Highly detailed white brass (solderable) cast points designed for
ease of installation, without "notching" the stock rails.
Insulated "Throw Bar" and frog make it a snap for "DCC"
& Code 88:
RP25 operation of course, and also flawless code 88 as well.
Your not going to break the bank with these kits all coming under
$15. suggested retail price!
Our modeling friends that have had a sneak preview seem to
be very excited about these new kits. The new kits are related to
a product that we produced a few years ago called "CVT" (Central Valley
Ties or Track). Where as this product was not widely sold or distributed
in the hobby shops, it has been available on a custom direct order
basis. The response to this product (CVT 2001, and 2002), "Mainline" and "Branch line" tie strips, has always been very positive. We are
now offering this material in a 6 piece pack as well as the original
50 piece bulk pack.
think these kits are on the Right Track!
The Polystyrene components of this product are known in the state
of California to cause cancer, birth defects and reproductive harm.
For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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