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S-Sn3 #6 Right Side Dual Turnout Fixture for ME 70 Rail

DF-S-SN3-T-6-R-ME70
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Built When Ordered

Production Time: 5 days

The DF-S-SN3-T-6-R-ME70 will be automatically added to our production queue when it is ordered.

PRICE : $211.69

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Warning!

S scale, #6 Dual Gauges can be very challenging to build—even with an Assembly Fixture. We cannot guarantee that you will get the same results you would normally expect from our tools, and we only recommend this fixture for the very advanced craftsman. Dual gauge trackwork is unquestionably a work of art, especially turnouts. Building dual gauge switches by hand used to be a challenge, usually left to only the most committed modelers, but not anymore! With Fast Tracks line of Dual Guage assembly fixtures, anyone modeling a dual gauge line has the option to build their own high-quality and accurate trackwork with ease. Build your own high quality, NMRA compliant, S/SN3, #6, dual gauge turnout with the narrow gauge running on the right hand side and get results that rival even the most skilled craftsman! Fast Tracks dual gauge assembly fixtures will help you build high quality hand laid track that:

  • Is Highly Accurate – Build Dual Gauge right side turnouts that stay in perfect gauge – permanently
  • Performs Perfectly – Eliminates track related derailments
  • Is Economical – Build hundreds of Dual Gauge right side turnouts with one fixture
  • Is Versatile – A single fixture can be used to build up to 14 different types of dual and single gauge turnouts
  • Can Be Built Quickly – Build a turnout 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

Dual Gauge fixtures can be confusing as many possible variations are available, so read the information below carefully.

Dual gauge trackwork will have the narrow gauge trains running either on the left or right-hand side of the standard gauge track. This can create a lot of possible combinations of switches as well as a lot of confusion over what might be needed. We sell two different fixtures for building dual gauge switches. These fixtures can produce both a left-hand and a right-hand dual gauge turnout. The fixture on this page has the narrow gauge running on the right side of the standard gauge track. We also have a matching fixture available, with the narrow gauge running on the opposite side. Building a layout with the narrow gauge always running on the same side of the standard gauge track can be challenging. If you cannot make your design work with a narrow gauge operating on only the right hand side, we recommend getting both the LEFT and RIGHT-hand versions of the dual gauge fixtures. With these two fixtures, 22 possible combinations of dual gauge trackwork can be constructed.

Dual gauge assembly fixtures are the most versatile turnout fixture that we offer. A single fixture can be used to build standard S or SN3 turnouts and 11 different combinations of dual gauge turnouts. This assembly fixture can be used to construct trackwork for left hand and right hand, single and dual gauge #6, S/SN3 turnouts with the narrow gauge track on the right side as shown in the image below.

Dual gauge QuickSticks are available to construct right side dual gauge turnouts shown in the blue shaded area in the image below. QuickSticks are also available for completing S and SN3 standard turnouts, as shown in the red shaded areas. QuickSticks are not currently available for the unshaded versions. You need to purchase standard wood ties to complete these types of turnouts.

Dual Gauge Variations

To build single S turnouts with this fixture, order our standard S #6 QuickSticks from the supplies tab above. Our standard SN3 turnout QuickSticks will not work with this fixture. The size of a narrow gauge turnout built in a dual gauge fixture is longer than a regular narrow gauge turnout (as it has to match the length of a standard gauge turnout). To build regular #6 SN3 turnouts, you need to use individual wood ties to complete the turnout. A selection of QuickSticks are also available to construct #6, S/SN3 dual gauge turnouts with the narrow gauge on the right side. If you order a Fast Tracks assembly fixture, we highly recommend that you consider purchasing a dual gauge PointForm tool and, if you don’t already have one, a StockAid stock rail filing tool. This will make the construction of the switch and frog points much easier. You may also consider adding some Copperhead PC board ties to your order.

Click on the Supplies Tab above to add additional items needed to build turnouts to your order. Try our Supplies Calculator to determine the consumable items you will need for your trackwork project.

This product is part of our Craftsman Series of tools designed for modelers who want to go that ‘extra mile’ to produce outstanding trackwork. It would help if you were prepared to spend extra time and effort learning how to use this product. Click here to learn more about our Craftsman Series of tools.

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1 review for S-Sn3 #6 Right Side Dual Turnout Fixture for ME 70 Rail

  1. 5 out of 5

    Clair Wall (verified owner)

    Great stuff, this is my third jig. Makes great turnout.

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PARAMETERVALUEDETAILS
Default Turnout Length15.5" (394 mm)This is the length of the turnout on the QuickSticks. Measured from end tie to end tie.
Minimum Turnout Length11.1" (282 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 Radius59" (1499 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 - 1.59" (40 mm)
W - 0.14" (4 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 Angle15.6°The second frog angle for any switch that has two frogs.
Track Gauge - Standard0.89" (23 mm)The distance between the standard gauge stock rails.
Track Gauge - Narrow0.57" (14 mm)The distance between the narrow gauge stock rails.
Substitution Radius61" (1549 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 - 14" (356 mm)
W - 6" (152 mm)
H - 0.25" (6 mm)
The physical size of the product
Weight2.2 lbs (0.998 kg)
Material6061 Aluminum
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