Brooklyn Terminal February 2/2/20

After a holiday break it’s back to work on the Brooklyn Terminal. Currently on the docket is fabricating three of the remaining six code 40 turnouts.

The first step is cutting and filing the individual rail pieces. I do this by lightly clamping them in a small hobby vise. There isn’t much material with code 40 rail so the filing goes quickly but the small size makes it a little hard to grip.

Here you can see the finished rail pieces for the three turnouts sitting on the paper sheet. I photocopied some Peco turnouts and glued the paper to a block of wood. Using this as a guide, the next step will be to glue he PC ties to the paper template.