« 20 Pack Antique Silver Round Glass Photo Pendants w/ 20 Silver Keychains Supplies National Geographic Kids Brain Games: The Mind-Blowing Science of Your Amazing Brain » 3 thoughts on “Lionel FasTrack 90-Degree Crossover” 10 of 10 people found the following review helpful Fun, February 23, 2013 By Beabea (Chicago, Illinois USA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Lionel FasTrack 90-Degree Crossover (Toy) Note that you will need to add at least a five inch track and a ten inch track to each side of this to make it work. You can buy these also on Amazon. Without these, the curves won’t come together at the crossover. You can also just buy the Figure 8 track pack. I copied my review of that below: We started with a basic set that had an oval. At some point, the oval got boring so we added the figure 8. I don’t know why, but it is fun to watch a train go around on a figure 8. The Fastrack criss cross track works well and trains do not derail when going across it. Around the same time that we bought the figure 8 track, we moved from having our set on the living room floor to putting it on a 4′ x 8′ plywood table in the basement. From there, we started adding switches to create an oval around the figure 8. To me, within the constraints of a 4 x 8 layout, a figure 8 embedded in an oval is about as good as it gets in terms of having an interesting layout. My recommendation is to start with the figure 8 and then, as your finances allow, buy some switches and track to connect the sides of the figure 8 into an oval. There are two challenges with this. First, switches cost around $40 each. Second, the gap to close the side of the track by the switches is an odd length of 30.91 inches. What worked for me was to close each side of the loop with (2) 10 inch tracks + (1) 5 inch track + (3) 1.375 inch tracks + (1) 1.75 inch track. This leaves a gap of about 1/32″ but there is enough flex in the track to make this work. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful Lionel Fastrack crossover, December 10, 2012 By bobs trains – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Lionel FasTrack 90-Degree Crossover (Toy) This crossover is new from Lionel, and sold by Amazon. It is just what I need to expand the train layout around the Christmas tree this year. It works perfectly, just as advertised. The price was excellent, and the shipping was free. Amazon does the best job of all in providing merchandise at the best possible price. THANKS. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful FasTrack 90 Degree Crossover, March 2, 2014 By Amazon Customer – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Lionel FasTrack 90-Degree Crossover (Toy) FasTrack 90 Degree cross, just add 4 half-straights and 2 curves to get your perfect figure 8. Hmmm what else to say, well its FasTrack, nice and easy to use, holds together with ease, easier to maintain then traditional tubular track. Comes in a variety of prefab sizes, for your convenience. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.