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M.C. Fujiwara

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Re: The next step
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2011, 12:51:06 AM »
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You could use Tortoise or Atlas switch machines.
Or the cool Bullfrog from Fast Tracks http://www.handlaidtrack.com/BullFrog-Manual-Turnout-Control-Unassembled-p/bf-0002.htm.
Or Blue Points http://www.newrailmodels.com/BluePoint.htm.
Or these really cool Humpyard throws http://www.humpyard.com/ that look like those in the towers.
Or Model Railroad Hobbiest mag has a couple articles on them
Or the amazing Wolfgang Dudler has a "how to" on his site http://www.westportterminal.de/manualturnout.html.

It's kinda what floats yr boat.
Or pulls yr knob.
Or...
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What kind of benchwork you decide upon might help inform the turnout control solution.
Have fun!
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Re: The next step
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2011, 06:44:36 PM »
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Mike, I think three plywood-top sections with foam on top of that would work, with WS risers for the track maybe? It'd be sectional but semi-permanent, meaning when it's time for the layout to go it's gonna go in pieces but be fixable.
MC, thanks for the links!
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Re: The next step
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2011, 12:16:05 PM »
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Just wanted to drop y'all a line and say that I'll be using this track planning evolution in my next TAMR column in Model Railroad News. I'll post the month it'll be in whenever I submit it. (credit for plans not drawn by me will be mentioned etc)
Also, David, could post a list of what all track I'll need for the plan? I just remembered that? Thanks!
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