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Production Time: 5 days
The AF-HO-ME83-18S-21B-24M will be automatically added to our production queue when it is ordered.
PRICE : $129.39
Part of the Fast Tracks Infinite™ Track System, this HO code 83 curved track Assembly Fixture can be used to construct 18“R Siding (457.2mm), 21“R Branchline (533.4mm) and 24“R Mainline (609.6mm) curved trackwork (including full loops) quickly and easily.
Trackwork built using Fast Tracks fixtures is NMRA compliant and will easily outperform 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 special mixed trackwork that stays in perfect gauge – permanently
- Performs Perfectly – Eliminates track related derailments
- Is Easy To Build – No special skills are 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 0.08” (2mm), (7 scale inches) thick, pre-gapped, HO 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.
Add our Matching QuickSticks Crosstie Strips to your order to finish your trackwork. These laser-cut wood tie strips make finishing straight trackwork a snap! We also offer traditional single-piece wood cross ties as well.
Click on the Supplies Tab above to add additional items needed to build trackwork to your order. Try our Supplies Calculator to determine the consumable items you will need for your trackwork project.
Using Fast Tracks tools and supplies, building curved trackwork is no different from building straight trackwork and does not require any special skills. The only real difference is that the rail needs to be pre-curved. To ensure that the rail is properly pre-bent, we highly recommend you consider including a Fast Tracks Rail Roller with your order. The Rail Roller tool will make it easy to create smooth, consistent curves and ensure that the rail is properly pre-bent to retain its shape over time.
Failure to pre-bend the rail for curved trackwork will result in solder joint failure over time!
TIE SPACING SPECIFICATIONS
|First Radius||18" (457 mm)|
|Second Radius||21" (533 mm)|
|Third Radius||24" (533 mm)|
|Tie Size (Model)||L - 1.17" (30 mm)|
W - 0.1" (3 mm)
H - 0.08" (2 mm)
|The actual size of the tie.|
|Tie Size (Prototype)||L - 8.5' (2.6 m)|
W - 9"(229 mm)
H - 7" (178 mm)
|The original tie size that the model was based on.|
|Track Gauge||0.66" (17 mm)||The distance between the stock rails.|
|Size||L - 16.5" (419 mm)|
W - 6" (152 mm)
H - 0.25" (6 mm)
|The physical size of the product|
|Weight||2.6 lbs (1.179 kg)|
Finishing Straight/Curved Track With QuickSticks
Watch as we demonstrate how to use our QuickSticks laser cut ties to finish straight and curved trackwork built in a Fast Tracks fixture.
Hand Laying Curved Track With Fast Tracks Tools
Hand laying smoothly curved trackwork can be challenging and tedious. Here we show you how Fast Tracks curved track assembly fixtures make it easy to build infinite lengths of perfectly formed curved trackwork right at your workbench.
Bending & Straightening Rail With The Fast Tracks Rail Roller
Bending rail into long smooth curves for curved trackwork can be challenging. The Fast Tracks Rail Roller tool makes this difficult job quick and easy. Plus it can straighten bent rail as well. This video shows you how it works.
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