Replacing broken turnouts

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Jon Grant, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Jon Grant

    Jon Grant Member

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    I got stuck into changing out several more turnouts over the past few days. Here's the progress so far.

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    Next for some paint...

    Jon
  2. Jon Grant

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    First coat added.

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    Now for the rail colouring...

    By the way, the track is Peco code 100.


    Jon
  3. spitfire

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    That looks great Jon!!! It's nice to see a winter scene for a change!!

    Val
  4. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Hi Jon, Great job, and a great looking Lay out to boot!!.
    Love the snow effect.
    Are you going to do a HOW TO??????? :thumb:
  5. Jon Grant

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    Thanks chaps and chapesses.

    The snowscene is my British 00 scale layout, although US visitors do occasionally visit. I'll hunt down a how-to on the snow that I did a while back.

    In the meantime, here's a couple more pics.





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    Jon
  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Gorgeous!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Chapess? That's a new one! LOL!!!!

    Val
  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Guess he could have said "blokette"? :p

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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Jon: The first photo looked interesting -- as if the railroad had had to change the points in the middle of winter.
    What issue of RM? I think I remember it.
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    that is one of the best winter layout I have seen.....nice work
  10. Jon Grant

    Jon Grant Member

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    Mainly January and March 2004, although there were some pics in the Nov 2003 issue. My previous snowscene was in the December 1995 BRM.

    Jon
  11. wjstix

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    This is a good example of why it's not a good idea to glue down track to the roadbed !! Turnouts do wear out over time and need replacement.
  12. Jon Grant

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    Yup, I tend to pin the track down and glue the ballast in place with dilute wood glue. When dry, I remove the pins and let the ballast hold the track in place.

    When I want to lift the track, the glue can be softened with a spray of water, even after more than a decade.

    Jon
  13. Dick Elmore

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    :thumb:Looks great Jon. What kind of snow and trackside shrubbery are you using?

    Dick
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  14. Jon Grant

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    Dick,

    the snow is Dulux Matt paint, although the fields have a sprinkling of Woodland Scenics 'snow' applied while the paint is still wet.

    The shrubs are mainly WS clump foliage and their ordinary foliage, although there is some rubberised horsehair in there somewhere too.


    Jon
  15. Alan B

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    Beautiful work Jon!
  16. NYC-BKO

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    Great work, as usual, Jon!-:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: