Joint Bars

Joint Bars

Our line of HO Scale Joint bars are made from .40mm Phosphor Bronze.  They can be soldered to nickel silver rail or attached with CA glue.  

 

 

KV-2012H Code 70/83 6 Hole – 6 Bolt Joint Bars – $12.95

This set of joint bars fits code 70 and code 83 track.  The bars are the standard 6 hole with 6 bolts installed in a staggered pattern.  This joint bar would be most commonly found on the main or in some yards.  The set includes 200 joint bars.  It is highly recommended that you shave the spike heads at the base of the rail so that the joint bar can seat properly against the head, web and base of the rail.  When attached properly the flange of the wheel will not interfere with the joint bar.  Wheels being out of gauge as well as improper installation can affect this.

 

 

 

 

KV-2013H Code 70/83 6 Hole – 4 Bolt Joint Bars – $12.95

This set of joint bars fits code 70 and code 83 track.  The bars are the standard 6 hole pattern but with 4 bolts installed in the outer holes.  This pattern leaves the 2 center holes open.  This joint bar would be most commonly found in yards or on sidings although you could find them on the main as well.  The set includes 200 joint bars.  It is highly recommended that you shave the spike heads at the base of the rail so that the joint bar can seat properly against the head, web and base of the rail.  When attached properly the flange of the wheel will not interfere with the joint bar.  Wheels being out of gauge as well as improper installation can affect this.

 

 

 

 

KV-2014H Code 70/83 to Code 55 Transition Joint Bars – $5.95

These joint bars fit code 70 and code 83 track on one end and code 55 track on the other.  They are used to transition between the different size rail.  It is highly recommended that you shave the spike heads at the base of the rail so that the joint bar can seat properly against the head, web and base of the rail.  We use these as mechanical joiners and solder them to the rail.  This is done by tinning both sides of the rail as well as the back side of the joint bar.  We then press the joint bars to the rail and hold in place with sprung tweezers.  Touch a hot soldering iron to the top of the rail head and that will melt the solder on the rail as well as the joint bar completing the solder joint.  When attached properly the flange of the wheel will not interfere with the joint bar.  Wheels being out of gauge as well as improper installation can affect this.  Each set contains 12 joint bars.

 

 

 

KV-2015H Code 70/83 4 Bolt/4Hole Joint Bars – $12.95

This set of joint bars fits code 70 and code 83 track.  The bars are the standard 4 hole bar with 4 bolts installed.  This joint bar was found almost anywhere.  Two noted prototypes are the Lehigh and Hudson River Railway and the New York, Ontario and Western Railroad.  The set includes 200 joint bars.  It is highly recommended that you shave the spike heads at the base of the rail so that the joint bar can seat properly against the head, web and base of the rail.  When attached properly the flange of the wheel will not interfere with the joint bar.  Wheels being out of gauge as well as improper installation can affect this.

 

 

 

KV-2013H Code 70/83 4 Bolt – 6 Hole Joint Bar

 

KV-2012H Code 70/83 6 Bolt Joint Bar

 

KV-2015H Code 70/83 4 Bolt – 4 Hole Joint Bar Detail View.

 

KV-2012H Code 70/83 6 Bolt Joint Bar installed on Code 70 rail.

 

KV-2014H Code 70/83 to Code 55 Transition Joint Bars installed on code 70 and code 55 rail.

 

KV-2014H Code 70/83 to Code 55 Transition Joint Bars installed on code 70 and code 55 rail.

 

KV-2014H Code 70/83 to Code 55 Transition Joint Bars installed on code 70 and code 55 rail.

 

Prototype photo of transition joint bar in use.  

 

Prototype photo of 4 bolt-4 hole joint bar in use.