'O' Scale - First with Accurately Scaled Rail Since 1963
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03-27-2017

You are welcome to share photos and narrative of your layout, project, and/or modeling issue. Just enter your text, click on the "Choose File" button to select your photo, and Click on the "Submit" button. Your photo must be in .jpg or .jpeg format. - We reserve the right to remove uploads that are discriminatory or in bad taste.

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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.

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03-29-2017

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

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03-29-2017

ROW point detail on curved #7 RH

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03-29-2017

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

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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.

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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.

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03-31-2017

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

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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.

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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!
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04-06-2017

Nickel silver rail. Dick

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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?
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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.

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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
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