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 Double Slip Switch with movable point frogs.
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