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AF-HO-C-8-ME100

HO Scale, #8 Crossover Assembly Fixture for Micro Engineering 100 Rail

AF-HO-C-8-ME100
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HO Scale, #8 Crossover Assembly Fixture for Micro Engineering 100 Rail


$147.10
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PointForm Filing Tool help
StockAid Filing Tool help
QuickSticks Wood Ties help
QuickSticks laser cut wood ties - Enough to build 2 switches - Recommended [+$25.70]
QuickSticks laser cut wood ties - Enough to build 5 switches SAVE 10%! [+$57.85]
QuickSticks laser cut wood ties - Enough to build 8 switches SAVE 15%! [+$87.45]
Pre-Drilled QuickSticks laser cut wood ties - Enough to build 2 switches [+$25.70]
Pre-Drilled QuickSticks laser cut wood ties - Enough to build 5 switches SAVE 10%! [+$57.85]
Pre-Drilled QuickSticks laser cut wood ties - Enough to build 8 switches SAVE 15%! [+$87.45]
Do not include any QuickSticks
Micro Engineering Rail help
26 pieces of 18" long Micro Engineering rail - Enough to build 2 switches Recommended [+$28.60]
65 pieces of 18" long Micro Engineering rail - Enough to build 5 switches [+$71.50]
104 pieces of 18" long Micro Engineering rail - Enough to build 8 switches [+$114.40]
Do not include rail
CopperHead PCB Ties help
1 Fret CopperHead PC Board Ties - Enough to build 2 switches Recommended [+$5.50]
3 Frets CopperHead PC Board Ties - Enough to build 5 switches [+$16.50]
4 Frets CopperHead PC Board Ties - Enough to build 8 switches Save 10%! [+$19.80]
Do not include CopperHead PC Board Ties
Individual Wood Ties help
1 bag(s) of individual wood ties - Enough for 2 switches [+$21.85]
1 bag(s) of individual wood ties - Enough for 5 switches [+$21.85]
2 bag(s) of individual wood ties - Enough for 8 switches [+$43.70]
Do not include wood ties
Small Diameter Solder help
Pliobond Adhesive help
Micro Engineering Spikes help
Starter Tool Kit help
Soldering Tool Kit help
Instructional DVD help
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$147.10

Building a complete HO #8 double crossover was once a task left to only the most talented track builders. Not any more! Using our Double Crossover fixture any modeler can build a great looking, and great performing complete double crossover. In addition to being able to build both single, and double crossovers, this fixture can also be used to build HO #8 turnouts. A very versatile investment.

Build crossovers that not only look great, but will completely eliminate track related derailments and frustration.

Fast Tracks assembly fixtures will help you build high quality hand laid track that:

  • Is Highly Accurate - Build Crossovers that stay in perfect gauge - permanently
  • Performs Perfectly - Completely eliminates track related derailments
  • Is Economical - Build hundreds of crossovers with one fixture
  • Is Easy To Build - No special skills needed
  • Can Be Built Quickly - Build a crossover in a few hours!
  • Looks Great! - Get results that rival even the most experienced modelers
  • Lets You Work in Comfort - Build trackwork at your workbench
  • Is NMRA Compliant - Will work with any NMRA compliant equipment

Crossovers are constructed by building two symmetrical halves of a crossover in the Assembly Fixture and then joining them together to form a complete double crossover. In addition to crossovers, this fixture can also be used to construct regular turnouts as it uses the same geometry as our standard turnout fixtures.

If you order this assembly fixture, we highly recommend that you consider purchasing a matching PointForm tool for crossovers. This will make the construction of the switch and frog points much easier. In addition to a PointForm tool, if you don't have a StockAid tool, we recommend purchasing one to aid in forming precise stock rails. Simply add one from the options list at the upper right of this page

In addition to code 100 rail, you will also need to purchase matching 0.0625" (1.6mm), (7 scale inches) thick, HO CopperHead PC board ties for crossovers manufactured by Fast Tracks.

Wiring a Double Crossover

Detailed schematics and descriptions about how to wire a double crossover using four Tortoise switch machines can be found on our discussion forum. These instructions will work for both DC and DCC operations.

A simpler alternative to wiring is to use a Hex Frog Juicer, which will automatically handle all the electrical routing for the frogs. All it takes is the connection of a single wire to each frog. The Frog Juicer will handle the rest! (Only works with DCC)

Note: We currently do not have documentation about how to build single crossovers with these fixtures, however the techniques used are similar to building double crossovers.

TRACK BUILDER'S RESOURCES

Constructing Crossovers Using Fast Tracks Assembly Fixtures
Builders Guide - Constructing Crossovers Using Fast Tracks Assembly Fixtures

Get a head start by downloading our track building guide for crossovers now.

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Fast Tracks Knowledge Base

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