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AF-HO-S-6-ME83

HO Scale, #6 Slip Switch Assembly Fixture for Micro Engineering 83 Rail

AF-HO-S-6-ME83
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HO Scale, #6 Slip Switch Assembly Fixture for Micro Engineering 83 Rail


$113.15
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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 [+$16.30]
QuickSticks laser cut wood ties - Enough to build 5 switches SAVE 10%! [+$36.70]
QuickSticks laser cut wood ties - Enough to build 8 switches SAVE 15%! [+$55.40]
Pre-Drilled QuickSticks laser cut wood ties - Enough to build 2 switches [+$16.30]
Pre-Drilled QuickSticks laser cut wood ties - Enough to build 5 switches SAVE 10%! [+$36.70]
Pre-Drilled QuickSticks laser cut wood ties - Enough to build 8 switches SAVE 15%! [+$55.40]
Do not include any QuickSticks
Micro Engineering Rail help
13 pieces of 18" long Micro Engineering rail - Enough to build 2 switches Recommended [+$12.85]
32 pieces of 18" long Micro Engineering rail - Enough to build 5 switches [+$31.70]
52 pieces of 18" long Micro Engineering rail - Enough to build 8 switches [+$51.50]
Do not include rail
CopperHead PCB Ties help
2 Frets CopperHead PC Board Ties - Enough to build 2 switches Recommended [+$7.35]
4 Frets CopperHead PC Board Ties - Enough to build 5 switches [+$14.70]
6 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]
1 bag(s) of individual wood ties - Enough for 8 switches [+$21.85]
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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$113.15

One of the most fascinating pieces of trackwork a layout can have is a double slip switch. Typically used in the throat of passenger terminals, they can also be found just about anywhere on a railroad. In addition to looking great, they are also a major space savor when used properly. A double slip switch is actually two opposing direction turnouts overlaid onto each other. So a double slip switch can save the space of one complete turnout if you have a situation where two turnouts are laid opposing each other on the same line.

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

  • Is Highly Accurate - Build slips that stay in perfect gauge - permanently
  • Performs Perfectly - Completely eliminates track related derailments
  • Is Economical - Build hundreds of slip switches with one fixture
  • Can Be Built Quickly - Build a slip 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

Using a Fast Tracks Double Slip Switch assembly fixture, you can build both double and single slip switches. At the moment we only have matching QuickSticks for Double Slip Switches, and we recommend adding some to your order by simply selecting them from the options above. Single Slip Switches can be completed using individual wood ties, also available from Fast Tracks.

If you order a Fast Tracks assembly fixture, we highly recommend that you consider purchasing matching PointForm and StockAid filing tools. This will make the construction of the switch and frog points much easier.

Our #4, #5 and #6 slip switches use a solid frog in the centre frogs. That means there are no moving points in the middle of the switch. #8 slip switches, having a much lower frog angle, must be built with moveable point frogs in order to be reliable. This adds to the time it takes to build this switch as there are a total of 12 moving points in the switch.

Number 8 Slip Switch with movable point frogs

Number 8 Double Slip Switch with movable point frogs.

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Building A Double Slip Switch Using A Fast Tracks Assembly Fixture
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