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HO Scale, #9 3-Way Assembly Fixture for Micro Engineering 83 Rail

AF-HO-W-9-ME83
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Built When Ordered

Production Time: 5 days

The AF-HO-W-9-ME83 will be automatically added to our production queue when it is ordered.

PRICE : $235.19

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Three-way turnouts are great space savers, especially in rail yards, where there never seems to be enough space to fit everything we need. Quite a bit of space can be saved by working in a Three Way turnout to your design. Our Three Way turnouts are not any more difficult to construct than a standard turnout and only take a little longer to build. Fast Tracks Standard Three Way turnouts are a "lapped" design, meaning it's made of two turnouts slightly in front of each other instead of a symmetrical three-way.

Due to the length of the finished turnout, this fixture is supplied in two pieces. The two sections need to be fastened to a piece of material such as plywood or hardboard. Use lengths of rail in the rail grooves to align the sections, then screw them into place using the holes provided in the fixture.

Use our Three Way turnout fixture to build switches that look great and eliminate track-related derailments and frustration.

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

  • Is Highly Accurate - Build 3-ways that stay in perfect gauge - permanently
  • Performs Perfectly - Eliminates track-related derailments
  • Is Economical - Build hundreds of 3-ways with one fixture
  • Is Easy To Build - No special skills needed
  • Can Be Built Quickly - Build a 3-way 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 and StockAid tool. They can be easily added to your purchase by selecting them from the Supplies Tab above.

Track Building Supplies

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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 Length22" (559 mm)This is the length of the turnout on the QuickSticks. Measured from end tie to end tie.
Minimum Turnout Length17" (432 mm)This is the shortest possible turnout length. Measured from the end PC board tie to end PC board tie.
Diverging Route Angle6.34 (Decimal)
6°/20'/24"(D/M/S)
1:9 (Ratio)
Decimal = Frog angle in decimal degrees
D/M/S = Deg/Min/Sec
Ratio = Frog angle expressed as a ratio
Diverging Route Radius91" (2311 mm)The minimum radius in a straight turnout.
Tie Spacing (Prototype)20" (508 mm)Tie spacing center of tie to center of tie.
Tie Size (Model)L - 1.17" (30 mm)
W - 0.1" (3 mm)
H - 0.0625" (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.
Secondary Frog Angle9.5°The second frog angle for any switch that has two frogs.
Track Gauge0.66" (17 mm)The distance between the stock rails.
Substitution Radius105" (2667 mm)The approximate radius that the diverging route of a turnout can be fit into. This calculation was made using the shortest possible turnout length measured from the edges of the PC board ties, not the wood ties.
SizeL - 20" (508 mm)
W - 6" (152 mm)
H - 0.25" (6 mm)
The physical size of the product
Weight2.8 lbs (1.27 kg)
Material6061 Aluminum
Building Turnouts Using Fast Tracks Assembly Fixtures

This fully illustrated document provides complete details for building switches using Fast Tracks tools & supplies. These instructions apply to Turnouts, Wyes & Curved Turnouts in all scales and include essential information for building any fixture-built trackwork.

Building A 3-Way Switch With A Fast Tracks Assembly Fixture

This Builders Guide applies to three-way lapped turnouts in all scales and gauges.

Building A Stub Switch Using A Fast Tracks Assembly Fixture.

Do you already own a Fast Tracks Assembly Fixture? Then you can use the same fixture and tools you have now to build a stub turnout with QuickSticks and PC Board ties.

Using The PointForm Tool To Build Frog & Switch Points

We offer a number of different types of PointForm tools. This document provides general instructions on how to use a PointForm tool. These instructions apply to all PointForm tools.

Filing The Stock Rail With The Fast Tracks StockAid Filing Tool

Using the StockAid tool to remove the base of the stock rail in a turnout. These instructions apply to all sizes of StockAid tools.

Completing Switches Using Fast Tracks QuickSticks

This Builders Guide details how to complete building your switch using QuickSticks laser-cut wood ties.

Building A Turnout Switch Using Fast Tracks Tools

Step-by-step videos demonstrate how to build a complete switch using a Fast Tracks assembly fixture, PointForm, StockAid, and other tools.

Using The Fast Tracks PointForm Tool To Build Switchpoints

The PointForm tool is not only used to file Frog points. It can also be used to file perfect switch points as well. Here is how it works.

Using The Multi-Brush Solder Paste Applicator For Soldering Trackwork

The Multi-Brush makes applying just he right amount of solder flux quick and easy. You will also find it a handy brush to have around for general model construction as well.

Using The 35W Weller Soldering Iron For Model Railroad Trackwork

Using the right soldering iron to solder trackwork is critical to success. We recommend the 35 watt Weller pencil type soldering iron with the ST7 conical shaped soldering tip. Watch along as we demonstrate how to get the most from this soldering equipment.

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.

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.

Using The StockAid Tool To File The Base Of The Stockrail

Video demonstration on using the StockAid tool to remove the base of the stockrail.

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