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    Hi

    Can anyone point me towards a supplier of rail fixings? I need to replace a load of broken ones - the rail is bent to shape so I don't really want to get a new rail unless necessary, and I can't find a supply of the right sort of fixings.
    Specifically, these fixings screw into the ceiling, and then clamp onto the back of the rail. They have two jaws that clamp down onto a central ridge in the rail and tend to be rather weak.

    I have some photos of the fixings I'm after, but I've failed to upload them as they exceed my quota.

    Grateful for any suggestions,
    David

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    Try www fittingservices com they have lots of parts (sorry forum does not allow me to post web links)

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    Aileen

    Thanks for the link. They don't have my brackets as far as I can see - so I'm thinking that if they don't then probably no one does any more.

    Looks like a new rail may be the way to go!

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by enid View Post
    Hi David,

    if the fixings have gone, there is a good chance that the rest of the rail could be brittle as well. Its really not worthwhile replacing bits only. ...Its a strong track, but quite discreet,can be wall or ceiling fixed easily and can be bent to fit around bay windows.

    Enid
    Yes, that sounds like good advice. It's a rectangular bay with the ends of the rail coming out into the room and being sharply bent at 90deg to give a neat finish.
    How easy is it to bend a rail to 90deg? I'd like a smooth bend if possible, perhaps bending it over a rolling-pin type thing? Am I likely to snap it if I try this?
    Also, can the fineline track be screwed into the ceiling?

    David

    PS fittingservices com have confirmed that my brackets were discontinued in 2004 - thanks for the link.
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    Lots of places sell the fineline track - it comes with an insert to stop the channels collapsing while you bend. Take a look at Terrys Fabrics - they sell it and are usually good on price. I think they even have it on special offer at the moment. They would be able to confirm ceiling fix (or not).

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