Assembly Fixtures

What is the projected life span of an Assembly Fixture?

Made from solid aluminum, an Assembly Fixture can be used to construct thousands of switches.

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Do you offer Assembly Fixtures for G scale?

We have had a number of inquiries about G scale Assembly Fixtures. It is unlikely that the approach of using aluminum fixtures with PC Board ties will work for G scale or for any scale larger than O.

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The track gauge through the Frog and the guardrails is wider than I prefer, it this normal?

The gauge through the frog and the guardrail is within NMRA standards. Our interpretation of the NMRA Standards puts the gauge in the middle between the high and low limits of the tolerance. We believe that th...

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Won't the wheels drop into the frog if there isn't something in place for the wheel flanges to ride on?

No. When turnouts or crossings are precisely constructed wheel drop in the frogs isn't a problem. As wheel flanges vary in size from one manufacturer to another it is difficult to fill in the base of the frog f...

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Can you really use the base of the rail to reliably set the track gauge?

Yes! Rail is formed using a rolling process so the base of the rail is every bit as accurate as the head of the rail. Micro Engineering manufactures its rail to a tolerance of +/- .001" at the base. That's 1/4 ...

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Modelers have building switches by hand for years. Why do we suddenly need an Assembly Fixture to do this?

Better Accuracy Consistent Results No wheel drop through the frog Extremely Reliable Operation Easier To Build NMRA compliant Quick Unlimited supply of turnouts and track as needed

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How heavy are these fixtures? What will it cost to have them shipped?

Each fixture weighs between just under 0.5 Lb. to almost 2.5 Lbs. You can determine exact shipping costs by adding the items you want to the shopping cart and then checking the shipping options that apply. This...

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What is the delivery time for an Assembly Fixture or other tools?

Our delivery time varies depending on what you order, our current production load, available inventory and the shipping option you choose. We provide a projected lead time for each product that we sell on our w...

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What if the fixture is the wrong size? Can I return it?

Standard fixtures can be returned for exchange or refund if they have been unused. A restocking fee may apply. For more detail about our returns policy click here.

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