Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby richardedmonds » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:15 pm

Bernd you make me laugh mate, the way you just knock something up is amazing, what you did there would be two weeks work for me. Keep it up, I just love waiting for your next posting as it is always something different. Your enthusiasm is inspiring
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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby Bernd » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:17 pm

richardedmonds wrote:Bernd you make me laugh mate, the way you just knock something up is amazing, what you did there would be two weeks work for me. Keep it up, I just love waiting for your next posting as it is always something different. Your enthusiasm is inspiring


Well Richard, I'm glad somebody is inspired here.

Not an original idea, but I hope it works to help me build a better turnout. I guess we'll see in time. I just drew it up in CAD, imported it to CamBam to do the G codes and then loaded it into the machines computer and closed my eyes when I pushed the "run" button. :lol:

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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby Bernd » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:56 pm

OK, I figured since this turnout making was going good I'd make a few more plus right handed ones.

Here's the procedure. In a CAD program draw up a turnout of the frog angle you need and draw the proper length ties in.

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Next, import it into CamBam to produce the cut path and generate the G-code. First the cut paths.

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Next the G-code is generated from the cut path.

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The G-code is then loaded into the mills controlling computer and the run button is pushed. This is the end result.

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I now have enough turnouts for laying the track on the module.

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Next up. Some fixtures/jigs to make the frogs all the same.

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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:09 pm

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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:26 pm

Dang, I wish I was even half as productive as you are, Bernd.
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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby Bernd » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:43 pm

Thank you guys. (takes bow in front of members)

Being retired helps a lot too. :wink:

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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby dwyaneward » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:55 pm

Nice work Bernd :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby Bernd » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:42 am

dwyaneward wrote:Nice work Bernd :thumbup: :thumbup:


Thanks Dwayne.

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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby ctxmf74 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:54 am

Are those turnout blanks solid PC board material with the copper milled off between the ties? Is that cost effective use of material after considering the time saved by not needing to glue on individual ties ? I'd suggest adding 3 or 4 more ties beyond the points to ensure approach to points alignment and so you don't have to work near the points/throwbar joint when installing them to adjoining track. I like to include about 10 ties beyond the points installed as a straight or curve as needed but that would require a longer PC board for this one piece method.......DaveB
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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby Bernd » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:11 am

ctxmf74 wrote:Are those turnout blanks solid PC board material with the copper milled off between the ties?


The PC boards are 060" thick. I mill down .040" leaving approximately .020" material.

Is that cost effective use of material after considering the time saved by not needing to glue on individual ties ?


I amassed a large supply of PC board many years ago from an electronics surplus house up here in Rochester. So cost to me is irrelevant. I don't consider cost effectiveness in model railroading to be an issue.

I'd suggest adding 3 or 4 more ties beyond the points to ensure approach to points alignment and so you don't have to work near the points/throwbar joint when installing them to adjoining track. I like to include about 10 ties beyond the points installed as a straight or curve as needed but that would require a longer PC board for this one piece method.......DaveB


Now that's a good idea. Next batch of turnouts I make I'll be adding some more ties.

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