Part of the Fast Tracks Infinite™ Track System, this On30, Micro Engineering code 83, branchline curved track Assembly Fixture can be used to construct 14"R (355.6mm), 16"R (406.4mm) and 18"R (457.2mm) curved trackwork (including full loops) quickly and easily. Build an infinite amount of track with a single assembly fixture!
Trackwork built using Fast Tracks fixtures is NMRA compliant and will easily out-perform any store bought track! No special skills are needed and results are guaranteed.
Fast Tracks assembly fixtures will help you build high quality hand laid track that:
- Is Highly Accurate - Build curved branchline trackwork that stays in perfect gauge - permanently
- Performs Perfectly - Completely eliminates track related derailments
- Is Easy To Build - No special skills needed
- 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
In addition to code 83 rail, you will also need to purchase matching 0.1" (2.5mm), (5 scale inches) thick, pre-gapped, On30 CopperHead PC board Crossties manufactured by Fast Tracks for curved and straight trackwork. Our PC Board crossties match the thickness of the wood ties and are pre-gapped for DC and DCC compatibility.
To finish off your trackwork, add our Matching QuickSticks Crosstie Strips to your order. These laser cut, wood tie strips make finishing straight trackwork a snap! We also offer traditional single piece wood cross ties as well. All of these additional items can be easily added to your order by selecting them from the options list on the upper right hand side of this page
Building curved trackwork using Fast Tracks tools and supplies is not very different than building straight trackwork and does not require any special skills. The only real difference is that the rail needs to be curved. To ensure that the rail is properly pre-bent into shape, we highly recommend that you consider including a Fast Tracks Rail Roller with your order. The Rail Roller tool will not only make it easy to create smooth consistent curves, but will also ensure that the rail is properly pre-bent so that it will retain its shape over time.
Use the Fast Tracks RailRoller tool to pre-bend rail used in curved track fixtures.
Failure to properly pre-bend the rail for curved trackwork will result in solder joint failure over time!
TIE SPACING SPECIFICATIONS
|Mainline ||Branchline ||Siding |
|20" ||22" ||24" |
|Mainline ||Branchline |
|22" ||24" |
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