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    Fast Tracks Turnouts

    Just completed my first turnout using the Fast Tracks assembly fixture and point tool. This is a #8 (20" outside rad, 15" inside) with ME c55 rail. What do you think? I also can't believe how smooth this turnout is. Rolling stock glide effortlessly over it!

    Here's the Assy Fixture.



    Two pics of the completed turnout.





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    very nice ! i considered fasttracks as well. but since i don't know how to join me code 55 with peco code 55 i did not yet buy these jigs.
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    Why would you "mix" scale looking track, with Non scale looking track? It would look like an abomination anyway. You'd be better off mixing it with Atlas's code 55 line, at least the appearance is almost identical.

    Rob
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    That's really nice, Phill. How long did it take to build?

    But I think I may have to look at one close up to give an honest comment. A R/H unit would be nice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gats View Post
    That's really nice, Phill. How long did it take to build?

    But I think I may have to look at one close up to give an honest comment. A R/H unit would be nice...
    Took me about 2hrs. I'm pretty sure that will come down as I build more. I do intend on getting a #8 straight in a couple of months.

    Btw, it is a R/H unit.:tb-tongue::tb-wink:


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    I've built quite a few of the straight #8's and with practice they can be built in around 30 - 45 minutes. I would like to try my hand at some curved ones soon. Yours look nice.
    Gwyl B.

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    [quote=UP_Phill;471500]What do you think? I also can't believe how smooth this turnout is. Rolling stock glide effortlessly over it!

    As it should over any switch? I do think fastracks has a sweet racket going charging big bucks to gauge a turnout in about 5 places....dave

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    [quote=ctxm;471562]
    Quote Originally Posted by UP_Phill View Post
    What do you think? I also can't believe how smooth this turnout is. Rolling stock glide effortlessly over it!

    As it should over any switch? I do think fastracks has a sweet racket going charging big bucks to gauge a turnout in about 5 places....dave

    Racket!! Please explain?? :tb-confused:


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    30-45 minutes? I'll buy it, from what I've seen and heard. With experience, time starts coming down. I can strip, mill, and install a decoder in a LL-GP-20 in about the same time, after doing quite a few of them. The biggest amount of time? Cleaning up the millings!

    A sweet racket? I think that's a gross overstatement, dave (ctxm). I've heard nothing but good responses from users who have bought them and use them. I traded with a TB member for two No. 10s, and they are sweet running, not a sweet racket. If I were building anew, and needed another 90 turnouts, I'd buy some jigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob de Rebel View Post
    Why would you "mix" scale looking track, with Non scale looking track? It would look like an abomination anyway. You'd be better off mixing it with Atlas's code 55 line, at least the appearance is almost identical.

    Rob
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    Rob,

    Are you aware that Sandro lives in Europe, so Peco track might be considered prototypical? Or at least a little more prototypical than us USA guys might consider it to be?

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