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03-27-2017

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03-29-2017

Pure Right O Way! Just plain nice looking. These turnouts have been in operation for 3+ years without a hitch.

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03-29-2017

Points of a curved #7 turnout. ROW detail is as good as it gets.

9
03-29-2017

another photo from Pete OK, I shrank this from 1.3 meg to 684 K. Lets see.

10
03-29-2017

ROW point detail on curved #7 RH

12
03-29-2017

Thanks Pete! They look great. Do you build turnouts, crossovers, double slip switches for other modelers? Jay

13
03-29-2017

Hi Jay, Thanks for asking. I have attached an example of what I like to do. This is a 7 switch module, fully finished and fully operable with manual switch machines, electrical connections, stain, paint and ballast. At $65 each the switches were $455. paint, stain, ballast and extra track were $150. I built the 1x2 platform for another $100. Total: $705. Delivered at the March Meet in Chicago. If it's OK, I will post a few more examples very soon. thanks Pete.

14
03-31-2017

This is a standard fare #6LH turnout. Following I will add photos of the frog and points detail. Base price is $65. Most folks prefer the hand throw machine attached and that is $10 extra. At this moment, 5's, 6's, 7's and 8's all run the same price. Thanks Pete.

15
03-31-2017

In reference to item 14 (3/31/17) above, this is the frog for the same switch. Perfect gauge guaranteed.

16
03-31-2017

Again, referencing items 14 and 15 these are the points for the #6LH turnout. The movement is excellent and reliable. In our opinion, ROW point and throw bar detail is as good as it gets. Thanks Pete.

17
03-31-2017

OK, lets try this again, only With a photo. Please see items 14, 15 and 16 above. Thanks, Pete

Response: Thanks Pete!
18
04-06-2017

Nickel silver rail. Dick

20
04-07-2017

I'm attempting to attach a video, created by Chris, that shows how easy it is to bend ME flex track using an, elegant in it's simplicity, tool made from a scrap piece of wood. If the link doesn't work try copy & paste. Well worth the time spent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_R-j8QJJnk&feature=youtu.be , Jay

Response: Well, the link didn't in fact, work like I wanted but it can be copied and pasted.
32
04-11-2017

The next three photos are of what the AREA and PRR referred to as a movable point crossing. Drawings going back as far as 1901 state that any crossing with an angle equal to a #8 (7.125 degree) or larger (smaller degree) must have movable points.

33
04-11-2017

The movable point turns out to be the heart of the slip crossing in either the single or double version. This photo shows the manual switch machine thrown to the left. Next photo will be to the right.

34
04-11-2017

The pivot or lever in the photos was common practice. There are no circumstances under which the points could be thrown in the same direction at the same time. Hand thrown movable points are thought to be relatively uncommon, and certainly by comparison they were. But, inner city transfer trackage where 2 or 3 companies paralleled each other then crossed, often used this type of arrangement. It's just that photos are hard to find!

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04-11-2017

A comment about photos 32, 33, and 34 above: The points themselves are ROW part number MP48-8's and of course ROW throw bars. Awfully hard to get this kind of detail anywhere else. Jay also supplied the ties, frogs, guard rails, and rail joiners.

Response: Pete, Thank you for taking the time to post photos of your work. Who doesn't love double slips with movable center points?
36
04-12-2017

ROW is track! As real as it gets in scale...

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04-12-2017

A test for Erik

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04-12-2017

Yet another test of a photo provided by Erik.

45
04-12-2017

I just like double slip switches (yeah, I know, I already said that). This was sent to me by Charley Pitts. He is a member of the Bay State Model Railroad Museum. He said, I am a member of the Bay State Model Railroad Museum and worked with Dave Waddington of the O scale RR layout for years. Our RR track uses Right-O-Way components and rail almost exclusively. In fact I think Dave did some master work for Lou. Here are some pictures of a double crossover/slip switch at the north end of the layout. Probably a hundred thousand movements over the switch work. Only one insulated throw bar failed and had to be re-epoxied. Jay

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04-12-2017

Second photo from Charley. Jay

Response: Oops! It's Charlie. Jay
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04-30-2017

Finally laying some track on the new layout! Steal rail going in and Proto48 castings.

Response: Shawn, Looking good! Thank you for sharing. Jay
54
06-06-2017

Hi Jay, Back on March 31 (Item 14) there was an error in my post. The price. Standard price is not $65.00, its $100.00. Very sorry about that. Perhaps the best way to correct is make another posting here and hope everyone sees this. Want to emphasize: 5's, 6's, 7's and 8's are all the same price. In this case the #7 is $100 while the #6 is $110. The switch machine is $10. My P:48's are on their way. This is much more fun because you can use real RR drawings - the dimensions don't have to be adjusted. Pete

55
06-06-2017

This photo and the next show a foolproof way to secure ROW points to the stock rails. An ordinary straight pin turns out to be about a #72. In this photo you will see a #64 hole drilled through the joiners cast on to the points, and the stock rail on the #7 turnout shown above. A little bit of CA (medium thick) on the head will hold the pin but allow the point to swivel.

56
06-06-2017

This is the pin for the #6 above. There is a difference between this and the #7. The 7 uses 16' points which comes with rail joiners cast on. But the 6 uses 10' points cut down from 16'. To do this use the ROW n.s. slip on joiners. CA them to the stock rail. Then use the pin to attach the point. There is a reason for doing this differently. The cut down point is just ever so slightly wider at the 10' mark. Using the ROW slip on or cast on joiners with the pins holds the points perfectly in place.

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07-30-2017

This is a Proto:48 #8 turnout complete with rail braces, appropriately bent tie plates, 14" tie plates, gauge plates, double throw bars, throw rod, etc. All significant parts from Right-O-Way. A tiny little 4 wheel diesel switcher goes through smooth as silk. Thanks for the awesome products Jay. Pete.

Response: Pete, Thanks for sharing! Would it be possible to show a few more photos? Oh yeah, your welcome. Jay
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08-01-2017

Hi Jay, This is the #8 frog detail for your Proto:48 code 125 kit. The precision is as close as anything I have ever seen. In a later pic you will see a 4 wheel industrial switcher and box car. They went through these turnouts smooth as glass.

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08-01-2017

Down at the switch end this is the whole magilla. Proto:48, code 125, 16' points (#8 frog), gauge plates, rail braces, ties plates, 14" tie plates. As you can guess, electrical contact from stock rails to points is perfect. And that's an N scale manual switch machine. Holds the points in place nice and tight.

98
08-01-2017

Take a look back at photo/comment 90. The reason for that picture was to show the clevis pins that secure the throw bars to the flanges on the points. I gotta tell you I love this detail! Here we look down on those same pins. The third (forward) headblock is in case the owner wants to switch from the forward throw bar which was common. The rail braces have to be relieved slightly so the rail base fits in. Once done, the fit is perfect!

99
08-01-2017

And this is the acid test. A Rich Yoder 4 wheel switcher and one of Protocrafts box cars, all Proto:48. I hooked up some alligator clips and ran a line to the frogs. Just smooth as silk. Really cool to watch and operate. Pete.

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