Hand laid double slip switch
to rectify a design fault i needed to allow the mainline to access the arrival/departure track in my small yard. Using conventional turnouts was not an option as space is tight here. The solution was a double slip switch...not prototypical of an appalachian railroad but it was the best solution for the space i had. As i would only ever build one I used a template from Fast tracks for the rail placement and pasted it to a piece of heavy card. The slots for the pcb ties was cut out so the template would hold them in position. Doing this allowed me to lay the rails directly on the template for correct placement. For such a complicated piece of track it operates flawlessly. Big credit to Tim and the guys from fastracks for great products, documentation and templates. Without that it would have been so much harder. Here are some pics
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