Brooklyn Terminal October 29

Time to start replacing the temporary Peco flex track with the permanent hand laid code 40.  Once you get the hang of it, scratch built turnouts aren’t that hard to do.  They also give you more flexibility in terms of shape, cost less, and are ultimately more reliable.  I started by photo copying some Peco turnouts and the adjoining Unitrak and glued the sheets to a board.  Using that as a guide, I then cut the PC ties to length and glued them to the paper with white glue.  I’ll build the crossover as one piece on my work bench and then transfer it to the layout.  By going with metal frogs, tapped to a Frog Juicer I’ll get some much needed electrical continuity.