My turnout project is complete. It took a lot more time than than I expected. I suspect that the time required for the next turnout built will go faster since I have gathered the tools and fixtures. My next two turnouts will #6 right after I get a few other projects done.
It took a lot of spikes and tie plates to finish the detailing. You can get detailed throw bars that tie the switch points together. The brass throw bar requires the two parts glued together with a paper insulation layer. It is a very simple process. Another approach is to use Delrin throw bars. The parts were offered by the Irish Tracklayer. This company has been very hard to connect with these days. Fortunately Right O’Way has these parts so contact them for information on ordering them.
I haven’t run a locomotive thru the switch but that should occur soon. I am happy with the end result.
One down six more to go. Lots of spiking to look forward to but It is the only way to get what I want.