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What is an Assembly Fixture?

Sometimes called a “jig” or a “template,” an Assembly Fixture is a tool that holds rail and PC Board ties in position while they are soldered together to form a turnout ‘skeleton’ (a basic turnout with just the rail and PC board ties before being completed with additional wood ties).

An interesting bit of information, technically, a “fixture” holds materials while being assembled, a “jig” guides a tool, and a “template” is a drawing used as a guide. This is why our tools are correctly called Assembly Fixtures, PointForm filing jigs, and Printable Tie Templates.

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