Kidsnoob: its a beauty to see you work! Thank you for sharing this knowledge!
Chuck Holsclaw: Hi Charlie, your video is very impressive. I have lost count on how many
times I have watched it. I ordered my pcb ties and rail from Fast tracks so
that I can start scatch-building my own turnouts. The only that I'm have
trouble replicating is your homemade jig with the one and six angle. I've
been trying to draw it out one a piece of paper to see . I drew a straight
line 15" long and then over !" and then back to the center and then another
inch at the other end and back to the center...does that sound right ? any
help you could provide would be great. Thanks. Chuck
Patrick Lawless: Hi. This is an excellent video! Unlike many DIY videos on Youtube, you
have good camera work, excellent narration, and all the necessary
information. Thanks for taking the trouble to do this. Cheers!
kevinmsmr1: This is easily one of the very best tutorial videos I've seen. I've watched
it several times, and will probably watch it at least a few more.
HarryComa: Thank you! i have built two turnouts yesterday on hard paper eyeballing the
frog :) Made a jig now and the third frog took just a couple of minutes
compared to 20min+ yesterday :)
John Paulson: Killer video. I would like to see a little more detail to better insure the
jig is set up correctly, or maybe I missed something. At any rate this
shows a very thrifty alternative to expensive jigs and forming tools that
do not ensure good results. I would have to invest in a bench sander that
would easily pay for itself on many projects. I have a dozen old dead frog
turnouts in my yard and this is making me think that I could cheaply
replace them all.
Weldy Media Productions: very informative.
MrTinyUK: Fantastic video. Has helped me a lot. Thank you. ;-)
Ffarquhar Model Productions: How did you make the holes for the spikes on your jig?
emiaj07: Awesome. No words to say.
HarryComa: Great info about the jigs! What about No5 turnout, is that the same
principle? 5inch length and 1inch over? I´m using metric system over here
so inches and stuff arent my usual measurements.
John Paulson: I see now that it is fairly simple to set up the jig for the frog and point
Moises Navarro Luna: Thank you
Dan Prosl: Cool vid.
Harald Schmitz: thanks!
Robert Andreone: great video... i was wondering if or how to make my own frog forming jig; i
want to make #4 & #3 turnouts in O scale.. esp as noone makes a #3 turnout
in 148 O 2 rail..now with your video which i will be returning to for
reference, i can..thank you.
Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine: Yes. A #5 turnout frog jig would be a 5" length and over 1". Remember, this
is a ratio so the units don't matter as long as they are the same for both
measurements. So you could use a 20cm length and over 4cm (which is the
same 5 to 1 ratio).
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