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 Post subject: Laser Cut Ties Update
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 2:31 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:29 pm 
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Moving ahead, I have built a #6 turnout and am gluing it to the laser cut "Quicksticks", as they will be called, with 5 minute epoxy. Using some weights to hold it in place untill the epoxy cures (yes,those are the Point Form prototypes!). I prefer 5 minute epoxy, works fast and dries solid.

When complete, I will paint the entire turnout and it will be ready to install!

I'll post a picture of the completed turnout when, well, complete...


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 Post subject: Complete turnout
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 6:13 pm 
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The painting complete, and a light weathering, and the finished turnout is ready to use! A few shots....


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File comment: Side by side with a commercial turnout of the same scale and size. I'll let you draw your own conclusions...
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File comment: Looks like finescale, but its standard HO...
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File comment: All painted and ready to install! You have to look hard to spot the PC board ties. This is why I prefer to paint the entire completed turnout, and not try to match a tie stain to a paint color, this is much simpler, and will yield excellent results.
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 Post subject: Ok, one more...
PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2004 3:29 pm 
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Hard to tell its handmade untill its turned over...


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