Wolfgang Dudler

building turnouts

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New frog

With this turnout I've had a few problems like I wrote here.The two closure rails are too close at the frog. When you run a stem engine the tender will make a short. The flanges of the tender wheels touch the other closure rail.


At first I made new wing rails. Then I removed parts of the closure rails and the Central Valley frog casting.


To prevent problems each piece of rail got its own feeder wire! I wanted to avoid soldering next to plastic ties.


I've glued the rail pieces in place with CA.


And with some painting.


No more problems: