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N Scale, #6 Crossover Assembly Fixture for Micro Engineering 55 Rail


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We can ship the AF-N-C-6-ME55 immediately. If you order more than what we have available, we will hold your order and add additional units required to our production queue. The lead time for this product is shown above.

PRICE : $162.79

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Create great-looking and performing single and double crossovers using our double crossover fixture! To maintain proper 1.09" parallel track spacing through a double crossover, the crossing in the center needs to be integrated into the adjoining turnouts. This is a difficult job by hand, but this can be done with precision using our double crossover fixture. A flawlessly performing double crossover is always a great focal point on any layout!

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Building a complete N #6 double crossover was once a task left to only the most talented track builders. Not any more! Using our Double Crossover fixture, any modeler can build a great-looking and performing complete double crossover. In addition to building single and double crossovers, this fixture can also be used to make N #6 turnouts—a very versatile investment.

Build crossovers 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 Crossovers that stay in perfect gauge - permanently
  • Performs Perfectly - Eliminates track related derailments
  • Is Economical - Build hundreds of crossovers with one fixture
  • Is Easy To Build - No special skills needed
  • Can Be Built Quickly - Build a crossover in a few hours!
  • 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

Crossovers are constructed by building two symmetrical halves of a crossover in the Assembly Fixture and then joining them to form a complete double crossover. In addition to crossovers, this fixture can also be used to construct regular turnouts as it uses the same geometry as our standard turnout fixtures.

If you order this assembly fixture, we highly recommend that you consider purchasing a matching PointForm tool for crossovers. This will make the construction of the switch and frog points much easier. In addition to a PointForm tool, if you don't have a StockAid tool, we recommend purchasing one to aid in forming precise stock rails.

In addition to code 55 rail, you will also need to purchase matching 0.04" (1mm), (7 scale inches) thick, N CopperHead PC board ties for crossovers manufactured by Fast Tracks. Click on the Supplies Tab above to add additional items needed to build crossovers to your order. Try our Supplies Calculator to determine the consumable items you will need for your trackwork project.

Wiring a Double Crossover

Wiring a double crossover is a very challenging project. The simplest and easiest way is to use a Hex Frog Juicer, which will automatically handle all the electrical routing for the frogs. All it takes is the connection of a single wire to each frog. The Frog Juicer will handle the rest! (Only works with DCC)

Note: We currently do not have documentation about building single crossovers with these fixtures. However, the techniques used are similar to building double crossovers.

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

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1 review for N Scale, #6 Crossover Assembly Fixture for Micro Engineering 55 Rail

  1. 5 out of 5

    Frank Wilhelm (verified owner)

    This fixture lives up to typical Fast Tracks lore - simple beauty and exceptional functionality. Building turnouts has never been easier, and this one gives the option for a double crossover, or either single left or right turnouts. Although built for ME55, one also can easily build with Atlas55 stripped from lengths of flextrack. I also have the frog and point tool and would highly recommend it to make building turnouts even simpler and a pure joy. Thanks for great track-building products.

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Default Turnout Length10.07" (256 mm)This is the length of the turnout on the QuickSticks. Measured from end tie to end tie.
Minimum Turnout Length9.31" (236 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)
1:6 (Ratio)
Decimal = Frog angle in decimal degrees
D/M/S = Deg/Min/Sec
Ratio = Frog angle expressed as a ratio
Tie Spacing (Prototype)20" (508 mm)Tie spacing center of tie to center of tie.
Tie Size (Model)L - 0.64" (16 mm)
W - 0.06" (2 mm)
H - 0.04" (1 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 Angle19°The second frog angle for any switch that has two frogs.
Track Gauge0.36" (9 mm)The distance between the stock rails.
Track Spacing1.09" (28 mm)The center to center distance of the parallel track.
SizeL - 10" (254 mm)
W - 3" (76 mm)
H - 0.25" (6 mm)
The physical size of the product
Weight0.5 lbs (0.227 kg)
Material6061 Aluminum
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