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Hand Laying Turnout Video
« on: November 24, 2007, 09:40:21 PM »
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The first of 27 part video on hand laying turnouts. This is by the same guy that did the video series on extruded foam scenery


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp8DhzN6dao


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Re: Hand Laying Turnout Video
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2007, 09:57:39 PM »
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If any of you have ever visited the site, this is "TheBige" Everet, from www.nscale.org.  I haven't visited that site in months. But, odds are, he's still around if you have questions or comments.
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Re: Hand Laying Turnout Video
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2007, 10:59:09 PM »
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Ok, I just tortured myself through Part 9 of the turnout series.

I couldn't watch any more.  It's great that he is sharing, but his progression is killing me.  It's just sooooo slow.

And I genuinely see the usefullness of a Fast Tracks jig.  The Point Forming tool maybe, but the jig, definitely.

I don't think I could handle building a turnout on a printed piece of cardstock.  I've done it for an expiremental rerailer, but it wasn't exactly a precision piece of track.
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Uintah Railway, Utah Railway.

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Re: Hand Laying Turnout Video
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007, 10:42:56 AM »
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at least he's not using the CNC'd turnout jig.  it makes little sense in my mind to make custom turnouts in an assembly line manner - building them to the track plan in place seems to make more sense - you can have complex and tight configurations at line side industries or in small yards. 

i have been thinking real hard on how to hand lay N scale - i'm not a huge fan of the contact cement method, but it seems to be a good solution.  i have thought about adding a soldered PCB tie every few inches or so which maintains the gauge and would allow a place to add rail feeders.  i not sure how the contact cement method accounts for expansion of the rail due to temp changes.

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Re: Hand Laying Turnout Video
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2007, 12:02:43 PM »
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27 parts? I don't think I could dream up 27 parts.