Scratchbuilding A Turnout For Your Model Railroad




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James Moon: Charlie Comstock, thank you for the clear instructions on building your jig for frogs.  Will be making one this afternoon to build custom turnouts and a wye,

Manolo Csx: Must to watch video.

Patrick Devlin: What brands of guitar do you own?

Thomas Austin: Excellent!!!

Harry Haefner: You have the patience for sure...so thanks for showing!

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.

Kidsnoob: its a beauty to see you work! Thank you for sharing this knowledge!

Moises Navarro Luna: Thank you

Dan Prosl: Cool vid.

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.

John Paulson: I see now that it is fairly simple to set up the jig for the frog and point rails.

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.

Ffarquhar Model Productions: How did you make the holes for the spikes on your jig?

MrTinyUK: Fantastic video. Has helped me a lot. Thank you. ;-)

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 :)

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).

Harald Schmitz: thanks!

Weldy Media Productions: very informative.

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.
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