Tie Gluing Fixture for N Scale Curved Turnout....

Sumner Jan 8, 2021

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    You can find all the files to 3D print this object and others on my thingiverse.com account ( HERE ).

    This is a jig/fixture, actually seven of them, that will hold the ties in place for gluing under a curved turnout that was created using a printable template. I was using a tape method shown ( HERE ) but these make the task much more enjoyable. I created the spacing and the arc of the ties using a Fast Tracks printable template for a code 55 curved turnout with a 16” outer radius and a 12” inner radius but feel it will work fine for most any curved turnout.

    Mark which way is up like in the photos as the ties are further apart at the top of the fixture vs. the bottom of the fixture. There is a β€œTop” marking on each fixture but it doesn't print well. Hopefully the following pictures will pretty much show how to use these jigs/fixtures.

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    You can find the rest of the procedure here if interested .....

    http://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Trackwork/page-31.html

    The jig/fixture is faster than using the tape method of holding the ties but that is still a viable method and I'll continue to use it for other turnouts that I make in low quantities.

    You can find the files to print this on my thingiverse.com account ( Soon ).

    You can find all the files to 3D print this object and others on my thingiverse.com account ( HERE ).

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