Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Turnout and compound sleepers

Well ive now started laying the sleepers for the turnouts and compounds. I have been using the same method as the straight track by using jigs. These jig were laser cut by Spirit Design and have come up like a treat.  Ive done a few turnouts, compounds and the two crossovers in the yard. They all take time as the sleepers are all different lengths and needs to be cut. It takes me about 15 minutes to do one. The photo with the ruler in it shows the sleepers butt joined together in the middle of the two rails. This is what happened in real life. Im now at the stage of doing a series of compounds and turnout that very close together and take awhile to lay, but its all good fun. With some of the turnouts and compounds filling in the gaps between the straight track you really do start to see the flow of the yard.  I hope you enjoy the few pics below.

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