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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2016 11:31 pm
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Larry G
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I have started to hand lay some Gn15 turnouts. It's been close to thirty years since I hand built a small scale turnout. Back in the day we just soldered a bit of brass between the points. This worked ok but I was wondering if there is a better way of connecting the points together???

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 Posted: Fri Nov 11th, 2016 01:05 am
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Howdy Larry, the old ways are still probably the best. Nowadays, some use printed circuit board tie stock which is insulated on either side of the points. I'm sure there are some examples of this here on FR, do a search to see if you can find what you need.

BTW-I still solder a piece of brass between the points but then I'm an old coot.
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Hello Larry,

As Mr Woodie says, there's lots of info here on FR. For my own method see :

On30/ChavezJunction/, Post No 61 onwards, or Post No 81 onwards for a single slip. For background info & some preliminary drawings see Post 37, 41 onwards. This is purely my own 'common sense' approach but it works well for me.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 11th, 2016 03:22 pm
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Salada,
I punch in "On30/chavezjunction/" and get no results, what am I doing wrong?
Larry

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Hi Larry,
try here http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=6760&forum_id=4&page=4

Hope that this helps to get you started,



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Hi Larry :wave:

You might like to check out Michaels 'Hot Curved Frogs !' as well :-

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=6981&forum_id=6

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Thanks Si, I will be building a curved turnout or two. In the past I just spiked the wing rails next to the frog. This was tenuous at best. Placing a bit of brass under the frog and then solder the wing rails, great idea.. duh, why couldn't I have thought of that. Old age, that's my excuse, and I'm sticking with that.
Larry

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