handlaid crossover

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by SuperChiefRules, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. SuperChiefRules

    SuperChiefRules New Member

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    here are some pics of a crossover my dad just made. it took him awhile, but I think you guys will enjoy the end result:

    All n scale code 55 btw, Fast Tracks was used, and it is about 18 real inches long!

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    Enjoy!
  2. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    Wow, Brian, That's a nice job! :thumb: I think it'll be a while before I attempt
    something like that!
  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great job.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  4. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

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    Great job there. Say congrats to you dad for a job well done :)
  5. OnTrack

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    Wow, that looks really nice. Id be proud of that for sure.
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    That does look good. Have to put that up front in place of honor on the layout.
    I could never do anything like that.....Nor would I attempt it.
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    AWSOME JOB AND NICELY DONE:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  8. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

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    SUPER JOB! I am looking to get the fast track jig to make a few turnouts, but I'm a long way off before I attempt what your Dad fabricated, that's beautiful.
  9. baldwinjl

    baldwinjl Member

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    I'm the dad. Don't start with a double crossover, that's for sure. And even though this looks pretty good, the next one, if I was to do it would be better. I learn something new every time. I figure that this was the effort of 6 or 7 turnouts, with all of the frogs required for the crossing. And with everything all in one place it doesn't leave much room for the soldering iron, a finger, or much of anything else. I hope it works as good as it looks. A single truck pushed through by hand feels ok, but????????
  10. soat204

    soat204 New Member

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    Boy for N-scale that must have taken some time an real craftsmeship. Awsome job, I hope the rest of the layout looks as good as a single crossover..lol
  11. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Just for us nosey ones, how many jigs did it take to make that crossover?
  12. baldwinjl

    baldwinjl Member

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    It is one jig, but you use it twice, and then hook the two ends together. There is also a tool for making the switch frog points and another for the crossover points (all eight of them!)

    Jeff
  13. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

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    I have found that if a docksider [an 0-4-0] can go through my turnouts then anything can. :)
    Just a thought.