FAST AND EASY TRACK AND TURNOUTS FOR PROTO:87
The Proto:87 versions of our track ranges only differ from the HO versions in the Frog and Guard Rail Flange way widths. So the only difference in our product ranges is that we supply the equivalent "Proto:87" version of our Frogs in all our Turnout Kits.
If any of our Downloadable Templates are needed for constrution, then the Proto:87 versions of the Templates should be used instead of the HO versions. And of course, when running, ALL the vehicles used on Proto:87 Turnouts must be fitted with Proto:87 Wheels.
All the other aspects of the products are the same, as set out below.
This is the "Fast And Easy", highly detailed, really quick and easy to build, molded plastic part of our "Mix and Match" Proto:87 track range. Construct incredibly realistic looking, fully detailed and reliable turnouts without expensive jigs, in not much more than 30 minutes, and without needing soldering. Far easier to curve and lay than any other flex-track type. Ideal for use everywhere on your layout where terrific detail and realism, without exact "dead-on" prototype geometry, is what you need. Second only to our Ultimate range in prototypical accuracy and appearance.
In the Fast and Easy track range, there are five sizes of turnouts, #5 through #9, and three tie sizes and spacings for the curvable plain track bases, . All can be be supplied with any rail size of code 55. 70 or 83, to represent virually all the different eras and uses of the track and turnouts. In addition we offer two separate skill and finsh levels of the turnout range. The "Superfine" version, which comes complete with pre-machined points and details, and the "Craftsman" economy version which costs considerably less, but takes more skill and time to make.
The three Plain Track base versions are the "Branch Line" with 8 ft long ties, and xxxx tie spacing, the Transition Era" with 8 ft 6 in long ties, and xxxx tie spacing, and the "Modern Main Line" with 9ft long ties and xxxx tie spacing. The Transition Era version (only) includes some rail clamps and more pronounced spike heads than can be "peened" over to hold the rail in addition to the customary gluing down with impact adhesive, such as "Barge" or "Pliobond.
We offer "Fast and Easy" plain track in "Superfine" one yard total length complete track packs, including your choice of track base type, rail size and cosmetic joint bars, with some scatterable spikes and tie plates.
The plain track base sections are also sold individually as single 12" lengths, triple 12" lengths (per yard) and as fifty 12" length (50 ft) bulk packs. Rail is also available separately in 12", 18" or 36" lengths, individually and in 8 yard and 33 yard bulk packs.
The Fast and Easy Craftsman Version Turnout Kits are supplied as complete kits that include your choice of turnout size, rail size and frog type. Also included are the throw bar kits and point hinges.You must make/shape the points and guard rails from the rail supplied.
The Fast and Easy Superfine Version Turnouts are supplied as complete kits that include your choice of turnout size, rail size and frog type. Also included are the scale throw bar kits and point hinges, prototypical CNC machined points and guard rails, cosmetic bolt head super details for the frog, points and a molded plastic dummy switchstand. Also the Superfine turnouts may be ordered assembled, and Ready to Run, with just the cosmetic super details supplied, but left for the buyer to add.