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#8 PointForm Filing Jig for Code 70, 83 & 100 Rail

PF-8-M
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Now anyone can build virtually perfect #8 frog and switch points for turnouts simply and easily - Guaranteed! With the Fast Tracks PointForm filing jig, modelers of all skill levels can construct realistic looking, better-performing frog or switch points that can reduce derailments and simplify this otherwise difficult step in building a switch. The PointForm works by holding the rail at a precise angle so that points can be filed. Its use is simple, slide the rail into the end marked "Point" to form switch points or the end marked "Frog" to form frog points. Tighten the cap screws using the supplied 5/32" Allan wrench and file the rail flush with the tool's edge, and you are done!

Get perfect results every time!

Frog points formed with the PointForm tool will produce two symmetrical halves of the frog, making placement of the points into a Fast Tracks assembly fixture very easy; slide the two rails forward in the grooves until they meet.

Two symmetrical halves of a frog point
Two symmetrical halves of a frog point produced in a PointForm tool.

Points constructed with the PointForm tool are ideally suited for creating points for Fast Tracks made trackwork but can also be used for hand-laid trackwork built without a Fast Tracks assembly fixture. This PointForm filing tool can be used to construct frog and switch points for #8 switches using Code 70, 83 & 100 rail and will work with all scales and gauges up to O. Each PointForm filing jig comes complete with a 5/32" Allen wrench for tightening the clamping screws and will last for thousands of uses.

4 reviews for #8 PointForm Filing Jig for Code 70, 83 & 100 Rail

  1. 5 out of 5

    Perry Sugerman (verified owner)

    This purchase was a replacement for one that had used and loved and gave to my son. The tool arrived well packed, in good shape and faster than the previous one. The tool was in perfect condition and worked perfectly. Even I worked perfectly as I built a number 8 right hand turnout. Next task is to build a curved one to connect as a crossover. There is still some benchwork to do. There is no way that I would buy a second tool if it were not top-notch. By the way the new web-site is excellent and I was impressed with the chat response. Bravo

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ed Jameson (verified owner)

    I've used many of Fast Tracks products, and not found a clunker in the bunch. All very well designed, and extremely useful. In building my layout, the thing I most dreaded was building turnouts/switches; to my surprise, it's now my most enjoyable and satisfying activity in creating my dream layout (who'd a thought !). Thank you Fast Tracks ! This tool makes filing frog and point angles a snap !

  3. 4 out of 5

    Robert Goeller (verified owner)

    I have made several turnouts using this tool and it is a god-send. I have built turnouts from kits in HO and from scratch in large scale and wanted to try building from scratch in HO. However, I found filing the switch and frog points extremely challenging and a major impediment. This tool makes point filing much simpler. It takes some practice to use to get the end point correct. I would have liked to have seen more detail on this point in the videos, it might have made the learning curve a little easier. Clearly it is not cheap but if you plan to make many turnouts, this tool is almost indispensable.

  4. 5 out of 5

    David Colvin (verified owner)

    Works as advertised. Don't be intimidated. If I can do it, anyone can.

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PARAMETERVALUEDETAILS
Switch Size8This turnout size that the PointForm will work with.
Works with Rail Codes70, 83 & 100
Switchpoint AngleThe angle between the straight and diverging route at the switchpoint.
Diverging Route Angle7.13 (Decimal)
7°/7'/48"(D/M/S)
1:8 (Ratio)
Decimal = Frog angle in decimal degrees
D/M/S = Deg/Min/Sec
Ratio = Frog angle expressed as a ratio
SizeL - 4" (102 mm)
W - 1.18" (30 mm)
H - 1" (25 mm)
The physical size of the product
Weight1.056 lbs (0.479 kg)
MaterialBlackened Cold Rolled Steel
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 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 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.

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