Atlas 401 Rail Joiner Sidekick Tool


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Atlas 401 Rail Joiner Sidekick Tool
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Rail joiners are a necessity for your model railroad layout, but they can be awfully rough on your fingertips when applying them. Fret no longer, as Atlas has a new tool that will make applying rail joiners a snap--the Atlas Rail Joiner Sidekick!Now you can APPLY JOINERS IN ALL SCALES as easy as 1-2-3.

Works with Atlas rail joiners in ALL SCALES--N, HO & ODurable plastic constructionPerfect for beginners and experts alike

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  • 3
    Atlas 401 Rail Joiner

    Posted by FRED SCHEER on Jul 6th 2019

    Atlas’s "Sidekick" is a nice tool to use for installing certain rail joiners. Compared with either manual joiner installation or just using another piece of rail as a jig, the Sidekick has a distinct advantage, namely, you load it by lightly pressing a rail joiner into a slot at the end of one of the Sidekick's "wings." This is helpful for those of us who have a hard time holding parts steady and/or sliding small parts into place. I can only speak to HO gauge, but be advised, this tool is designed for use ONLY with Atlas Code 83/Code 100 rail joiners. Probably not a good idea to purchase this device with the idea of using rail joiners for smaller codes of track, except for Atlas N gauge size, or for that matter, any other brands of track or rail joiners. Take a few moments to customize this tool by cutting off the “wings” for gauges other than your own. Otherwise, with HO and N at least, parallel track that’s already in place will very often interfere with the Sidekick's operation. The "wings" you remove remain useful for their respective Atlas track gauges.

  • 5
    Atlas Rail Joiner Tool

    Posted by Wayne U on Jun 28th 2018

    Neat little item I use n scale joiners on ho rail & this saves my fingers heaps of trouble, well done mr Atlas.

  • 5
    A nifty tool for any layout

    Posted by Joseph A Correro Jr on May 23rd 2018

    This rail joiner sidekick tool is a very handy piece for my HO scale track work!