Installing Switch Machines

Me and the Dog and some Turtles

A bit of video of installing a Tortoise switch machine in place. This is a bit out of sequence, as it was shot before the video showing me testing the trackwork. I just got to editing it now, so pretend it came first…


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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 | 05-28-2009 | 01:05 PM
Posted in: Latest Posts | Track Construction | Video


  1. Tim,
    You may want to take some regular thin ACC around the first 2-3 ties on each side of the joints to help anchor then down. These edges will be what get snagged, if anything.

    Comment by Chris — May 28, 2009 @ 2:05 pm
  2. What kind of cutter is that? It can snip piano wire without ruining the edge?

    Please share!

    Thanks, Mitch

    Comment by Mitch Valder — May 29, 2009 @ 1:40 pm

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