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 Posted: Thu Jan 26th, 2017 03:45 pm
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Bob D


Joined: Wed Apr 1st, 2015
Location: Portsmouth, Virginia USA
Posts: 674
The spike pliers work fine, but I've found even with it I have to hold it steady so the direction of travel doesn't change, otherwise it's another bent spike.

So far I've made 1 right hand and 1 left hand turnout!!! On the RHT I used a commercial ($12) frog, on the LHT I "rolled" my own.

For now, I'm still using mainly hi-rail wheels on my engines, passenger, and freight cars. Some of the hi-rail wheels hit on the bottom of the commercial frog, making the frog eliminated the problem.

I may put all 2-rail wheels on my cars, but keep the engines hi-rail due to cost of replacing the wheels.


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