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On30 #6 Gantlet Track Assembly Fixture for Micro Engineering 100 Rail

AF-On30-G-6-ME100
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Built When Ordered

Production Time: 5 days

The AF-On30-G-6-ME100 will be automatically added to our production queue when it is ordered.

PRICE : $152.89

Build Gantlet switches and track using our Gantlet Track assembly fixture.

Don't forget to order supplies!

Gantlet (or Gauntlet) track is where two parallel tracks are interlaced, allowing them to be laid on a single track width roadbed.

Gantlet Schematic

This allows a railroad to use a single-track bridge or tunnel on a double-track mainline. A unique "Gantlet" turnout is used to achieve this, where the two lines cross using a standard frog but no switch points.

The same assembly fixture can be used to build both a gantlet turn out and straight gantlet track lengths. Like our straight and curved track fixture, unlimited lengths of Gantlet track can be constructed by simply advancing the track in the fixture as it is built.

Hand laying your own On30 #6 Gantlets is not as hard as you might think! Tools and technology designed and manufactured by Fast Tracks now make it possible for you to build your high-quality, NMRA compliant gantlet trackwork.

Build gantlets that not only look great but will eliminate track related derailments and frustration.

Fast Tracks assembly fixtures will help you build high-quality hand-laid track that:

  • Is Highly Accurate - Build gantlets that stay in perfect gauge - permanently
  • Performs Perfectly - Eliminates track related derailments
  • Is Economical - Build hundreds of gantlets with one fixture
  • Is Easy To Build - No special skills are needed
  • Can Be Built Quickly - Build a gantlet 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 NMRA Compliant - Will work with any NMRA compliant equipment

If you order a Fast Tracks assembly fixture, we highly recommend that you consider purchasing a matching PointForm filing tool. This will make the construction of the frog points much easier.

We do not have pre-cut CopperHead PC Board Crossties available for the Gantlet track. For PC board ties, use our turnout size instead. Click on the Supplies Tab above to add additional items needed to build gauntlet track to your order. Try our Supplies Calculator to determine the consumable items you will need for your trackwork project.

Below is a cross-reference chart showing which rail other than Micro Engineering is compatible with our fixtures.

Fixture Cut ForRail SizeCompatible With
ME Code 55Code 55Atlas Code 80
ME Code 55Code 55Atlas Code 55
ME Code 55Code 55Peco Code 80
ME Code 70Code 70ME Code 83
ME Code 70Code 70Peco Code 83 (IL-115)
ME Code 70Code 70Peco 75
ME Code 70Code 70Pilz Code 83
ME Code 70Code 70Tilig 83
ME Code 83Code 83ME Code 70
ME Code 83Code 83Peco Code 83 (IL-115)
ME Code 83Code 83Peco 75
ME Code 83Code 83Pilz Code 83
ME Code 83Code 83Tilig 83
ME Code 100Code 100Walthers Code 83
ME Code 100Code 100Roco “Line” 83
ME Code 100Code 100Atlas Code 83
ME Code 100Code 100Atlas Code 100
ME Code 125Code 100C & L 125
ME Code 148Code 100Right-O-Way 148

Track Building Supplies

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In addition to an assembly fixture, you also need to order additional supplies.

Enter the number of switches you want to build in the top box and then click the Calculate Quantities button to determine how many products you should order.

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PARAMETERVALUEDETAILS
Default Turnout Length13.5" (343 mm)This is the length of the turnout on the QuickSticks. Measured from end tie to end tie.
Minimum Turnout Length8.5" (216 mm)This is the shortest possible turnout length. Measured from the end PC board tie to end PC board tie.
Diverging Route Angle9.46 (Decimal)
9°/27'/36"(D/M/S)
1:6 (Ratio)
Decimal = Frog angle in decimal degrees
D/M/S = Deg/Min/Sec
Ratio = Frog angle expressed as a ratio
Diverging Route Radius50" (1270 mm)The minimum radius in a straight turnout.
Tie Spacing (Prototype)22" (559 mm)Tie spacing center of tie to center of tie.
Tie Size (Model)L - 1.65" (42 mm)
W - 0.15" (4 mm)
H - 0.0625" (2 mm)
The actual size of the tie.
Tie Size (Prototype)L - 6.5' (2 m)
W - 7"(178 mm)
H - 5" (127 mm)
The original tie size that the model was based on.
Track Gauge0.66" (17 mm)The distance between the stock rails.
SizeL - 11" (279 mm)
W - 6" (152 mm)
H - 0.25" (6 mm)
The physical size of the product
Weight2 lbs (0.907 kg)
Material6061 Aluminum
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Completing Switches Using Fast Tracks QuickSticks

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Using The TieBreaker PC Board Tie Cutting Tool

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Solder Overview

Detail about the solder supplied by Fast Tracks for building all types of model trackwork.

Cutting Rail Gaps

We thought you might like this short video we produced showing the process of cutting rail gaps to isolate the frog in a Fast Tracks turnout electrically. This step is critical and can not be skipped. Otherwise, the track will have a dead short and can not be powered.

Painting Trackwork Slideshow

We are often asked if we have made a video on painting trackwork, and to date, we have not. Back in 2009, we produced a slideshow for MRH Magazine on how we finish turnouts, but it is no longer available from them, so we reproduced it and uploaded it here.

Making a Over Center Spring for Manual Turnout Control

A step-by-step instructional video on how to add a simple center over spring to a Fast Tracks (or other) turnout. With this simple spring, you can manually switch a turnout without needing any switch machine!

Using The Fast Tracks PointForm Tool To Build Frogpoints

Building highly accurate frogpoints is made fast and simple with the Fast Tracks PointForm tool. Here is a detailed demonstration showing you how it works.

Fast Tracks Video Channel

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Fast Tracks Knowledge Base

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