Category: Track

PCB Throwbar for CVT

Hybrids and Frankensteins Some Turnout Experiments

I’ve spent the past couple of days experimenting with different turnouts. The victims (shown below) were a Central Valley Ties #9…

Installing Straight Frog Rail

Switch-Works – A Second Turnout

February has been a hard month and my second turnout project has been stalled by parts delays, illness, a death,…

Switch-Works Built - Proto:87 Turnout Points and Braces

Switch-Works Lessons Learned

I’ve finished assembling my first Proto:87 turnout using the Switch-Works Turnout Building fixture. It took about a month and I…

Painted tie base.

Switch-Works Take 2

I am building a #10 turnout with Proto:87 Stores Switch-Works assembly fixture. I thought I’d be clever and use Press-N-Seal…

Switch-Works Arrives

My Switch-Works assembly fixture arrived recently and I finally got a chance to get started building some #10 turnouts. After…

Proto:87 #8 Turnout

Video Update – 2012-11-29

I’ve been mercilessly abusing this Proto:87 Superfine #8 turnout. I’m trying to get as much experience as I can with…

Resurrection – Proto:87 #8 Turnout

I’m not giving up yet! I resurrected the Proto:87 Stores #8 Superfine turnout that I screwed up last week (see: Proto:87…

Left to Right: Unfinished;Aim Blacken It;Neolube

Track Color Test 1

Testing out some rail colors. I tried PolyScale “Dirt”; AIM Products Blacken It; & Neolube. I kinda like the Blacken-It….

Proto:87 #8 Turnout

Proto:87 Turnout Fail

I tried my hand at building a #8 turnout from Proto:87 Stores. The results were less than spectacular. I ran…

Maxum Center/East #7 Bolted Rail Frog

Frog Survey – Maxum Petroleum

At the deep end of the hole lies Maxum Petroleum (formerly Ranier Petroleum), a petroleum products distributor. Maxum is switched…