Tag: track

Back in Business

  It’s been a real long time. I spent the summer focused on 1:1 trains and couldn’t find the interest…

More obvious: This wheel isn't touching the track.

Hard Times for Hand Laying

Hard Times for Hand Laying I’ve hand laid a 3′ section around a 24″ radius corner. There are some minor…

P87 Stores cosmetic tie plates are too small for code 70 rail

Tie Plate News

. Cosmetic Tie Plates I received the Proto 87 Stores cosmetic tie plates this afternoon. I was hoping to use…

Tie plates spiked to rail

Sleight of Hand

A break from building turnouts I decided to try something more relaxing: hand laying track. Why did I think this…

Staining Wood Ties

Finishing & Staining Wood Ties – Video

Finishing & Staining Wood Ties I’ve already glued my ties to the roadbed. I used Kappler 8′ 6″ wood cross…

Humbrol #98 applied to the ties on the left

Tie Coloring – Humbrol #98

I’ve tried a new two step method to staining my ties. Paint the ties with Humbrol #98 Enamel Paint. It’s…

Template - Start laying ties

Templates Have Instructions Too

  I’ve been wanting to try making a turnout without using the Proto:87 Stores Switch-Works Ultimate Turnout jigs. I’ve seen many…

Peco Proto:87 Conversion (or Diversion)

  A long time ago, I purchased a stash of Peco #8 turnouts, just in case I got fed up…

Proto:87 #10 "Ultimate Turnout"

Another Turnout And I’m Still Learning

What little time I had this summer for model railroading was pretty much devoted to making another Proto:87 Stores #10…

Points soldered to PCB ties and wire

Throw Bar Throw Down

— Shimming Proto:87 Stores “Ultimate” Throw Bars I’m continuing to build Proto:87 Stores “Ultimate” turnouts. One feature I’ve complained about before is holding…