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    Posted: 01 Mar 2017 at 2:24pm
Mailed the wire today. You should have it by Saturday.
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I can confirm this, the wire fits into the grove without anything left above the grove. I suspect your Grove cutter. Did you buy it new?



This is how it should look like.

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The wire fits neatly into the groove made by the cutter, even in plywood. Check your messages. I'll mail you my leftover wire. Battery is out on my micrometer.
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Markus since I last posted, someone else told me the wire is 1 mm diameter also. I must be doing something wrong. The cutter blade is only .59 mm wide & when I tried pushing 1 mm in groove it wouldn't go, even hit it with hammer & still was above wood. The tool came with no instructions that help, so I'm guess how this is done.
Is the correct wire soft steel or music wire? Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? 
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Okay, I'll be out there a little later.
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Gordon I still again need to know the diameter of Faller brand wire for car system. I know now 1 mm is to large for groove cut by Faller tool, that's made for that purpose. If you have genuine Faller car system wire in your barn, I would like to hear from you when you get a chance. I would also appreciate knowing if you do not have Faller wire, so I can look else where.

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Markus you must have wire from something else other than Faller car system. I ordered 200 ft of 1 mm wire & it is way larger than what Faller groove cutting tool does for Faller car system wire.
Thanks for trying anyway. 
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last week I sold 10 rolls of 5m iron wire on ebay, along with card board street. I also have my faller groove cutter online since I do not need that either. If I would know it I would saved some.
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Thanks Gordon for the welcome, seem like a nice group here. I'm mainly into the train part of N scale, but these cars caught my eye so I thought I would give them a try. Hobby shops in US are out of Tomytec & Faller stuff all the time, because China & Germany only send partial orders. You can skip that trip to the barn, because Markus was quick to find the answer. Thanks anyway.  Later Michael 
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Thanks Markus, You wouldn't believe how hard this has been finding wire size, it must be top secret stuff.
Even though I got the Faller 161669 groove tool, which works great, but pricey. They didn't have any road wire or starter kits. Everything is back ordered in US. Sorry it took me so long to get back, but I didn't get a reply email, just happen to check back to forum. Thanks a million Michael
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