jerrybigcat wrote:Go to handaid track.com for track laying jigs and tools. I've used their products .
for Z and N, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Reith01 wrote:Yes, it's definitely possible to hack the point turnouts to a different shape - if armed with a demel to cut wedge-shaped chunks from the plastic base. Y-shapes don't seem practical. Maybe the frogs could be refashioned.
I've been disappointed with these points. Ways of making the trains behave on them have been raised here but I'm not enamoured by the idea of obligatory modification of a commercial product to make it work as advertised! I wondered about replacing the frog with rail - didn't try that but did make a workable point from rail, polystyrene sleepers, superglue etc. It took rather a long time. I should have made a jig or two - and there are no commercial rail gauges so I had to cobble a few together. There are plans of turnouts that can be reduced to 3mm gauge. A long turnout looks quite graceful.
A double-header takes the points quite well and points can be motorised.
The bane is having to use steel rail so soldering in volume is difficult.
If I'd like anything new it's a decent triangular rail gauge!
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