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 the Switch-Works tools and provide us with kits for a clinic on how to build the “Ultimate Turnout”. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be doing some clinic preparation and as a special thanks to Andy I wanted to put out some videos to help promote Proto:87 Stores products.

Find out more about building the “Ultimate” turnout with Switch-Works at http://www.proto87.com/handlaid-turnout-reference-manual.html

For Printable Turnout Templates visit

Laying Tie Plates
Laying Tie Plates


Author: Greg Amer

2 thoughts on “Switch-Works Laying Tie Plates

  1. Hi!

    Like your videos. Keep up the good job. I have a small switching layout with Atlas H0 #6 turnouts. Want to swap the turnouts for top performing ones. I know you´re building the ultimate turnouts but I only want reliable and top performing turnouts. Have you ever built fast and easy turnouts?

    1. Hi Manuel,

      Thanks for the compliment.

      I haven’t built the Fast and Easy variety yet, but I have built a Superfine turnout. It was easy to put together. I haven’t really used it because I’m going the “Ultimate” turnout route.

      Best Wishes,

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