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Lets you create the classic wooden toy train tracks you find in the store, but customized for maximum fun!

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Male Connector Train Track Bit
Male Connector Train Track Bit Item #: 21472
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$44.99
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Female Connector Train Track Bit
Female Connector Train Track Bit Item #: 27288
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$29.99
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Train Track Single Groove Bit
Train Track Single Groove Bit Item #: 20953
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$24.99
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Train Track Double Groove Bit
Train Track Double Groove Bit Item #: 26400
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$59.99
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Rockler Train Track Router Bits

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Rockler Train Track Router Bits

These carbide-tipped bits let you create classic wooden toy train tracks, similar to the expensive store-bought track. Cut enough track and the bits will pay for themselves, but the funnest part is getting creative and inventing track elements that nobody has ever seen before! Interesting Y-junctures and intersections, bridges and hills—it's all up to your imagination.

Use the Double Groove Bit to cut both track grooves in a single pass—ideal for straight sections of track. The Singe Groove Bit, on the other hand, is used to cut the grooves in curved sections of track. Use the remaining two bits to machine the male and female portions of the ball joint track linkage.

  • Sturdy 1/2" shanks ensure a smooth finish and minimal vibration.
  • White Birch, Maple or European Beech stock recommended.
  • Please note some wood species are toxic. Please be sure to use only wood species safe for children, who may place the train tracks in their mouth.
(1) Train Track Router Bit
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Shank Size 1/2"
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Display stand for O gauge trains
I use this to create straight wooden display platforms for O gauge model trains, mostly locomotives. The bit makes a groove that works fine for the O gauge wheel flange and is easy to use with a router table and fence, or with a Jointmatic horizontal router fixture,
June 20, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
The router bits work great. The...
The router bits work great. The pdf plans make it look simpler than it is. Made my first set out of white cedar. Made some relief cuts for the male cuts and double clamped them to the sled.
January 7, 2012
My son & I made some...
My son & I made some 24" tracks for the grandson this weekend. Took about an hour to run all three bits, ane tracks turned out perfectly with a little tweeking on the male end. By making a little loose, they fit just fine with all other tracks he already has. I think I'll purchase the dual-track bit next.
September 26, 2011
I too had a great time...
I too had a great time with these. Getting your jig will take a lone time. I did have some trouble with the material on the backside of the "male" bit kicking out and tearing into the wood. I modified my jig to support that area instead of doing extra pre-drilling.Does anyone know where to find ready to install magnets for trains that are rounded?
November 26, 2010
I've used these bits to make...
I've used these bits to make hundreds of track pieces of all types and sizes. It's really easy. However, the hardest part was making several interchangeable jigs that sat on top of my router table; actually that was kinda fun too. I did not use the double groove track bit as I used the single and just flipped the track and ran it a second time. The original tracks are made of beechwood but lack of supply in my area so I used maple which worked out pretty good.As much as possible I used the drill press and bandsaw to remove most of the wood prior to cutting the connector slots.Don't limit yourself to simple curves and straight pieces of track. I also make junction pints with "T"s and "X" type pieces. Have fun with it.
March 25, 2010
These are very high quality router...
These are very high quality router bits. They are a great aid to cutting track. The bits for cutting the male and female connectors have ZERO tolerance; so if you cut them perfectly the pieces must be forced together. In actual use in a child's hands, there needs to be some "slop" to facilitate connecting them and separating them. Expect to spend a considerable amount of time "adjusting" the final cuts.
February 28, 2009
What's the deal with that? All,...
What's the deal with that? All, and I mean all, stock track no matter what the mfg, plastic or wood, all seem to be interchangeable. But the pieces cut with this set don't fit well with stock track. Am I missing something? Do they expect you to hand fit each section? I really need this stuff to fit the stock pieces like bridges and water stations and roundabouts and all sorts of commercial parts that the grandkids already have.
May 18, 2011
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To make track for my 3 year old grandsons brio trains& to add some more track to the set he has
W. D on Oct 23, 2017
The grandson likes his Brio train. These bits will make the extension of his rail road economical.
B R on Oct 3, 2016
To make track for my 3 year old grandsons brio trains& to add some more track to the set he has
W. D on Oct 23, 2017
To make tracks and train accessories for my son.
John C on Dec 18, 2016
The grandson likes his Brio train. These bits will make the extension of his rail road economical.
B R on Oct 3, 2016
To make track for a granson
Gregory G on Aug 26, 2015
To make tracks and train accessories for my son.
John C on Dec 18, 2016
To make track for a granson
Gregory G on Aug 26, 2015
Hi. very very interested. have been making track for 15 years now and finally found these. have made tens of thousands of pcs. any chance of detailed dimensions of the grooves/holes these make? if they are the correct size will most likely be getting dozens. cheers.
michael c on Jan 17, 2017
Hello, I want to ask a question
Do you have a video of how to work with these cutters? I see that there are instructions, but to me it is not absolutely clear.
And another question, how often they should be changed or sharpen?
zan0zzza on Oct 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would agree the instructions are a vague at first. I never thought to capture the setup on video. Hindsight is 20/20. The set up is tricky at first, but once you get used to them the cutters will produce nice track.

You can use whatever wood you like. I was using basswood or poplar because of availability in my local market. The blades are still in excellent shape after producing 60 feet of track.

The straight track double cutter is a breeze to work with. It helps to visualize how the cutter is going to work if you have a manufacturer's piece of track handy. Use plenty of featherboards to keep the board tight against the fence when feeding the cutter.

The curves in the plans did not make sense. Instead, I used the single groove bit and a curve adapter (on a shopmade flat jig) for my handheld router to cut the curves out of 6 inch wide stock with each finished curve only 6-8 inches long. Then I cut the curves out via a bandsaw. Put the male portion of the track interlock on the straight grain portion of the curve otherwise the pin with break.

The female portion of the track interlock is easy to produce. First, you will need to build the plan's simple jigs that will support the track piece vertically. I wanted my shopmade track to work with the manufacturer's track. I had spare pieces of original track to use as guides to set the depth for the cutter. It will take trial and error with scrap pieces of track stock to get the router and router table adjusted. Once you have the router producing the right cut, save a piece of track back as a reference for next time.

The male portion of the track interlock are trickier and more tedious to set up. I found once I got my adjustments correct it was best to do all the pins in one run for consistency. Save a finished piece as reference for next time.

If you are creative, there is even a way to use these cutters to produce switches (left or right or even 3way) using the same jigs and set-ups.
Thinking of a steam garden railroad. Do you reckon this process would work to create fair weather track extensions? Tony.
Curry monster on Jan 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't know if this would work on a Garden railroad. but I used it to make track for the toy trains I make to sell. It works great for that process. I suppose if you get the right spacing for your track it would work. As far as the router bits go they are great and stay sharp for a long time. Hope this helps. Brian from Cambridge Wooden Toy Co.
Do you have a source for the train connectors shown in the picture?
Roy S on Oct 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you're asking about the connector between the track sections, the rounded male on the left track and the slot in the right track, the two cutting tools on the right in the picture cut those shapes, the rightmost the slot and the second, the male shape. I'm sure there are plastic or wooden ball shapes that would work for the male end because I've seen them on the commercial track systems, but I have no source.
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