Switch-Works Laying Tie Plates

This video shows how to use the Switch-Works to lay tie plates. Switch-Works is a set of jigs for assembling “Museum Standard” track featuring wooden ties, metal tie plates, etched frogs and machined points. As part of the 4th Div. PNR NMRA Spring Meet, Andy Reichert’s Proto:87 Stores was kind enough to lend us some of [...]

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Switch-Works Staining Ties - Video

This video focuses on how I stain and distress ties. Switch-Works is a set of jigs for assembling “Museum Standard” track featuring wooden ties, metal tie plates, etched frogs and machined points. As part of the 4th Div. PNR NMRA Spring Meet, Andy Reichert’s Proto:87 Stores was kind enough to lend us some of the [...]

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Switch-Works Tie Plates - Video

This video focuses on the etched metal tie plates that come with the “Ultimate” turnout kits. It explains what the tie plates are and how to cut them.. Switch-Works is a set of jigs for assembling “Museum Standard” track featuring wooden ties, metal tie plates, etched frogs and machined points. As part of the 4th [...]

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Switch-Works Laying Ties - Video

This video shows how to use the Switch-Works tie jig to layout ties for a #6 “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. As part of the 4th Div. PNR NMRA Spring Meet, Andy Reichert’s Proto:87 Stores was kind [...]

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Switch-Works Components and the "Ultimate" Turnout Kit - Video

This video introduces what the Switch-Works System is and what you get with the “Ultimate” turnout kit. Switch-Works is a set of jigs for assembling “Museum Standard” track featuring wooden ties, metal tie plates, etched frogs and machined points. As part of the 4th Div. PNR NMRA Spring Meet, Andy Reichert’s Proto:87 Stores was kind [...]

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Switch-Works Base Assembly - Video

This video instructs how to assemble the Proto:87 Stores Switch-Works Pro Base. Switch-Works is a set of jigs for assembling “Museum Standard” track featuring wooden ties, metal tie plates, etched frogs and machined points. The Swith-Works Pro Base provides a flat and rigid magnetic clamping surface that is used to hold the track pieces you are [...]

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Apr 182013
 
Near Scale Spiking

I’m using Proto:87 Stores Near HO Scale Spikes. These spikes are much smaller than even the Micro Engineering micro spikes with a head that is not so obtrusive. They are just short enough to not extend beyond the bottom of a full thickness tie, which makes it easy to spike the rails at the bench. And even though my track [...]

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VTGX 17333

Can’t wait to get the Atlas HO version of this car.

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Switch-Works Clinic - 4D PNR NMRA Spring Meet

I want to thank Andy Reichert of Proto:87 Stores for his generous offer to help sponsor the Switch-Works “Ultimate Turnout” Clinic. Andy is lending us a pair of Switch-Works turnout building fixtures and supplying us with kits to build ten “Ultimate” turnouts. There will HO Scale kits in code 55,70,&83, with an assortment of frogs (bolted rail,rail bound [...]

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Apr 132013
 
Switch-Works New Gluing Techniques

I have a couple of new techniques for putting together the Ultimate Turnout with the Switch-Works fixture. Glue the ties to the tie base using 3M #45 Spray Adhesive. I make a mask to keep it off of the tie jig, but if I do get overspray it cleans easily with mineral spirits. Preciously I [...]

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