Category: Tools

Adjustable rail braces.

Summer Spurt 2013

It’s been a real slow summer. No time for trains. Kids summer camp brought me a couple of hours of…

Switch-Works Points

Switch-Works Points

This video shows how to install points for the Switch-Works “Ultimate” turnout. Switch-Works is a set of jigs for assembling…

Guard Rail Check Gauge

Switch-Works Guard Rails

This video shows how to lay guard rails for the Switch-Works “Ultimate” turnout. Switch-Works is a set of jigs for assembling…

"Ultimate" Turnout Clinic Abbreviated

“Ultimate” Turnout Clinic

  Thank you to everyone that attended Build the “Ultimate” Turnout Clinic. As promised, I’ve posted an abbreviated version of…

"Ultimate" Turnout Clinic Abbreviated

Switch-Works Rails & Frog

This video shows how to lay stock rails, frog rails, closure rails and the frog for the Switch-Works “Ultimate” turnout….

"Ultimate" Turnout Clinic Abbreviated

Switch-Works Throw Bars

This video shows how to build the throw bars for the Switch-Works “Ultimate” turnout. Switch-Works is a set of jigs…

"Ultimate" Turnout Clinic Abbreviated

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…

"Ultimate" Turnout Clinic Abbreviated

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”…

"Ultimate" Turnout Clinic Abbreviated

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…

"Ultimate" Turnout Clinic Abbreviated

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…