Which type are more common , this is purely for a scenic addtion to a yard area ('80s shortline) so just curious, as a websearch seems to show several variations in the number of holes. Incidently we call them chairs here in the UK and they are bolted to sleepers and hold down rail in 60ft lengths joined together with fishplates. Yes continuous welded rail is in common use now. Seems that only the gauge is the common link between us.
I suspected that there would be some issues with building sections apart from one another. After some judicious cutting and fitting, it seems that things will be looking good. It may not fit in my space, but another inch or two out of my aisle will only affect me. The side benefit of the lone wolf modeler.
This video shows how to lay stock rails, frog rails, closure rails and the frog for the Switch-Works "Ultimate" turnout. Switch-Works is a set of jigs for assembling "Museum Standard" track featuring wooden ties, metal tie plates, etched frogs and machined points.
This video shows how to build the throw bars for the Switch-Works "Ultimate" turnout. Switch-Works is a set of jigs for assembling "Museum Standard" track featuring wooden ties, metal tie plates, etched frogs and machined points.
I am working on getting an older Walthers/Shinohara double crossover ready to work with DCC. I had set it aside a long time ago because it looked like a nightmare to make it DCC friendly. I'm following Steve Baggot's instructions on Alan Gartner's Wiring for DCC website.
I was given a bunch of steel rail "O Scale" I think. Maybe 20-30 pounds of it along with a bunch of pre stained ties that were in old Walthers boxes. I am thinking of taking it to the metal salvage but maybe people still have a use for it?
Anyone have any experience with Cobalt turnout motors? How do you think they compare with the Tortoise? Any issues applying DCC controls to them?
I'm ready (finally!) to start building my much-delayed layout. I'm trying to decide how I want to operate my turnouts. There seem to be two general schools of thought, I.e. hands-on vs. remote operation. I see valid points on both sides, but tend to favor the remote camp after seeing one guy break a ground throw on a layout he was a guest operator on and personally being responsible for knocking over a couple of pieces of rolling stock on an adjacent track when I was throwing a switch on the same layout.
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