Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

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I like this tingoat, constructive criticsm is something we all learn from.I am sure Bernd will accept that as he like me is trying to do the best we can.

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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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Dang, I wish I was even half as productive as you are, Bernd.
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Nice work Bernd :thumbup: :thumbup:
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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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"a wooden, hard rock maple, soldering jig to get the angles correct. I use my resistance rig to solder the two half's together. Works pretty good."

Have you tried just soldering the rails to the ties and soldering the frog in place? I find that easier as I can match the frog angle to the turnout ties as they were laid, doesn't need to be an exact 4 or whatever if something else fits better.....DaveB

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How are you guys making the frogs?
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"how are you guys making the frogs?"

For my TT layout I'm building the turnouts with PC board ties and soldering the rails to them. Frogs are filed from rail and soldered together. With this small rail it just takes a minute or so to file the frog point. Once it's pointed enough I solder it to the PC board ties using track gauges to space everything correctly, with the frog point in place the wing rails are fit to it and soldered in place using the flangeways tabs on the gauge for spacing( if using larger flanges you should use the back to back dimension of a wheels set for the spacing, just roll a truck thru and make sure it fits). Once the whole frog and adjacent rails are soldered the frog is isolated by cutting gaps ( where the pair of PC board ties are). After the frog the points are filed and installed by soldering them to a PC board throw bar. It's pretty much standard model railroading method.Attached is a shot of a frog soldered in place,it is gauged for the back to back spacing of Gold Coast wheels(same as Tillig I believe)....DaveB
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Ok I see what you're doing thx.
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