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 55 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
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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