New vee crossings & more turnout progress …
Following on from this post back in August 2015 where I outlined the move from Proto-87 standards to NMRA Fine:HO, the new Code 70 vee crossings arrived back in November courtesy of Keiran Ryan.
The picture below show the two new vee crossing etches, 1 in 6 on the left, 1 in 8 on the right.
The picture below shows a completed crossing prior to being removed from the fret.
After I then assembled a few of the crossings, I proceeded to remove the P87 ones from the two turnout assemblies for Kankool and retrofit the new ones. The 1 in 8 is on the left, the 1 in 6 on the right.
Below is a shot of the completed turnout complex at the Werris Ck end of Kankool. All that is left to do here is to fit the throwbars and paint.
Before I could start laying the foam roadbed, I had to make cut-outs in the spline at the throwbar locations for each turnout at Kankool. I used a multi-tool with a small saw blade held vertically.