Picture of the Day – Feb. 26, 2009

HO Stub Switch

Stub Switch

Eye level view of an HO scale code 70 stub switch I built this week for an upcoming article in Model Railroad Hobbiest magazine, due out shortly.


About the Author:

I'm your host, Tim Warris, a product developer in Port Dover, Ontario. Since March of 2007 I have been documenting the construction of the former CNJ Bronx Terminal in HO scale. For my day job, I design track building tools for Fast Tracks, a small company I own and operate. Fast Tracks makes it fast and easy to hand lay your own trackwork. Stop by our website to learn more!

Posted by: Tim | 02-26-2009 | 09:02 AM
Posted in: Latest Posts | Picture of the Day | Track Construction


  1. Looks great!

    Comment by Colin 't Hart — February 26, 2009 @ 10:08 am
  2. that track work is incredible, I thought that was an example of the real turnout you were trying to replicate. Great work.

    Comment by Chris Peterson — February 26, 2009 @ 11:23 am
  3. Wow. What did you use for ballast? It’s obviously a mixture assorted materials and not just off the shelf WS stuff.

    Comment by Shane — February 26, 2009 @ 4:29 pm
  4. For a moment I thought you were again trying to pass off real as a model – then I looked closer – no tie plates!

    Nice work Tim.

    Comment by Chris Arsenault — February 26, 2009 @ 4:30 pm
  5. Hi,

    The ballast is from Scenic Express, just a brown dirt type material. No other ballast materials used. The little weeds are also from Scenic Express, the rest is all Woodland Scenics materials.


    Comment by Tim — February 27, 2009 @ 9:22 am

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