Can you make Assembly Fixtures for rail other than Micro Engineering?
While we encourage our customers to use Micro Engineering rail to build switches in our assembly fixtures, our fixtures are compatible with rail produced by other manufacturers. Rail produced by many manufacturers is actually 100% compatible with Micro Engineering rail and can be used in a fixture cut for Micro Engineering. Below is a table of rail dimensions for various other makes of rail.
How We Measured The Rail
All rail samples were measured using digital calipers or a micrometer and are accurate to within +/-.001".
Measurements were taken from sample rail pieces that we have on hand. All Micro Engineering samples are available as individual length of rail. All other sizes were removed from flextrack.
|Manufacturer||Rail Code||Height||Head Width||Base Width|
|Micro Engineering||Code 40||0.043||0.021||0.039|
|Micro Engineering||Code 55||0.056||0.027||0.055|
|Micro Engineering||Code 70||0.070||0.031||0.069|
|Micro Engineering||Code 83||0.082||0.032||0.067|
|Micro Engineering||Code 100||0.100||0.040||0.080|
|Micro Engineering||Code 125||0.123||0.056||0.111|
|Micro Engineering||Code 148||0.148||0.061||0.123|
|Atlas||Code 55 "Super-Flex" N Scale||0.055||0.027||0.054|
|Atlas||Code 80 "Super-Flex" N Scale||0.078||0.025||0.053|
|Atlas||Code 83 "Super-Flex"||0.082||0.039||0.078|
|Atlas||Code 100 "Super-Flex"||0.100||0.038||0.078|
|Atlas||Code 148 "Custom-Flex"||0.146||0.067||0.132|
|Peco||Code 83 "IL-115"||0.082||0.032||0.067|
|Shinohara||Walthers Code 83||0.082||0.040||0.080|
|Central Valley||Code 81||0.081||0.034||0.068|
|Old Pullman||Code 125||0.126||0.065||0.126|
|S Helper Service||S Scale Rail||0.136||0.047||0.106|
|MTH||Mikes Train House O Scale||0.190||0.090||0.192|
|Roco||Roco "Line" Code 83||0.082||0.038||0.076|
|C & L||Code 125||0.125||0.055||0.110|
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