Hand laying your own O scale, #8 Turnouts is not as hard as you might think! Tools and technology designed and manufactured by Fast Tracks now makes it possible for you to build your own high quality, Proto:48 compliant turnouts.
With this O scale, #8 turnout assembly fixture, you can build an unlimited supply of turnouts when you need them, at the comfort of your own workbench, in about an hour. Fast Tracks, the developer of the turnout assembly fixture system, have been producing its line of extremely precise tools since 2003. We've worked out all the details to make building trackwork as easy as possible so now any modeler can produce the most precise, best looking and smoothest operating trackwork available.
Build turnouts 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 turnouts that stay in perfect gauge - permanently
- Performs Perfectly - Completely eliminates track related derailments
- Is Economical - Build hundreds of turnouts with one fixture
- Is Easy To Build - No special skills needed
- Can Be Built Quickly - Build a turnout in less than an hour!
- Looks Great! - Get results that rival even the most experienced modelers
- Lets You Work in Comfort - Build trackwork at your workbench
- Is Proto:48 Compliant - Will work with any Proto:48 compliant equipment
Each assembly fixture can be used to build right or left Turnouts.
O Scale #8 and #10 turnout assembly fixtures are supplied in two parts, due to their size. The two fixtures will need to be mounted onto a solid surface to keep them aligned.
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.
In addition to code 125 rail, you will also need to purchase matching .0625" (1.6mm), (7 scale inches) thick, CopperHead PC board turnout ties manufactured by Fast Tracks.
To finish off your trackwork, add our matching individual wood ties to your order. All of these additional items can be added to your purchase by selecting them from the options list above.
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Builders Guide - Building Turnouts Using Fast Tracks Assembly Fixtures
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