12874 County Road 314B
Buena Vista, CO. 81211-9102
(719) 395-8076
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GENERAL INFORMATION

BK all rail turnouts are made using Rail Craft nickel silver non-weathered rail or brass rail by Garich Light Transport. The turnouts DO NOT have ties under them and are made to be laid by hand, usually on wood ties. Our line consists of 5 types of items:

ASSEMBLED - this is a complete turnout that has 3 or 4 straps soldered on the tops of the rails to keep the turnouts ROUGHLY in gauge.
KITS - this is the assembled turnout WITHOUT the straps. It con-sists of 2 stock rails and a blade and frog assembly.
BLADE & FROG - This is the center section ONLY of the turnout. There are no stock rails included.
STUB - this is a complete turnout that has 3 or 4 straps soldered on the tops of the rails. A stub turnout is the old-fashioned type where the lead rails move to make the switch, instead of the blades moving as in the assembled turnout.
FROG ONLY - this, of course, is the frog assembly only. There are no blades attached.

Our turnouts should "mate" with most rail and/or flex track. There may have to be some height "adjustment" either with the flex track or with the ties under the turnout. Either the flex track may have to be shimmed up to meet the turnout, or the ties may have to be sanded. The adjustment should be small.

We make our turnouts with non-weathered rail - because of the difficulty in removing the weathering. Rail Craft does make a weathering solution, or painting the turnout with Floquil "Roof Brown" will accomplish the same.

Many people are under the illusion that hand-laying track and turn-outs by hand is difficult, tedious, nerve-wracking and a host of other adjectives. This is not the case. Hand laying is for those modelers who want to take the time to enjoy one of the finer arts of modeling. Many of our customers use flex track for the roadbed and hand-lay the turnouts. Granted, handlaying does take more time than using flex track and purchasing ready made turnouts. However, to go this route is just a matter of deciding what it is you want out of your hobby.

A good pair of needle nose pliers, 6" is suggested, and some track gauges are about all that is needed. This plus some patience and a willing to keep the "art" in modeling.

We do some custom work. Please contact us for more information

Please note that there is a $8.00 shipping charge on all orders.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

THE REALISTIC WAY...

Prototype railroad track consists of two rails spiked to wooden ties resting on a bed of ballast for drainage. This ballast may be gravel, cin- ders or any of several kinds of crushed rock, usually limestone or granite. In model railroading, we add the ballast to the trackwork for increased realism. Many modelers think this type of trackwork is too difficult to build, but if the following suggestions are followed, it becomes quite sim- ple and easy. We hope you will give it a fair try.

After you have decided where the track is to be laid, mark the roadbed with a pencil where the ties should be placed (two parallel lines). Paint about 2 to 3 feet of roadbed with a watered down white glue, only enough so that it does not dry while you are working. Set the ties in position the full length of the painted section. Some hints, if we may: If you are putting down ties for a modern mainline, make them even and straight. If they are for an older line, sidings, branches and yards, do not lay the ties too straight. Should one or two be a bit out of line here or there, the trackwork will look more realistic.

A typical stretch of track will have ties in all stages of weathering because old ties are replaced only a few at a time. Ties are spaced about 3000 to the mile. This comes to about 50 ties per actual foot in HO scale standard gauge. Narrow gauge ties are spaced a little farther apart. As a rule, ties should be a tie width or less apart on mainlines, and 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 tie widths apart on branch lines.

With the ties in position, sprinkle on the ballast. Some modelers use a salt shaker or similar device, some use a teaspoon; any method that works for you works. You will have to determine for yourself the length of roadbed that you can work without the glue drying. While this section is drying, you can move on to the next section. After a section is dry, remove excess ballast with a small soft brush or a vacuum cleaner with a cloth tied over the nozzle. This excess ballast can be used again. There will always be spots where the ballast does not adhere, so fix these spots at this time. Also make sure that the ballast is not above the tops of the ties.

When completely dry, begin laying the rails. It is important to remem-ber that turnouts should be laid first, and then the rail laid to the turn-outs, not the other way. Hold the needle nose pliers in a fist, thumb up and nose down. Push the spike in at a slight angle under the rail. It will not take long to get use to doing this.

Place the turnout on the ties using the frog as a center guide. Al-ways, and this is important, place the frog in position first, and spike it down. Then the stock rails may be spiked in place. In front of the frog, spike the same number of ties as the frog number (i.e. - #4 frog, spike 4 ties). We suggest using a least 2 3-point track gauges to keep the rails roughly in place. If you are using an assembled turnout, remove the straps as you work.

We suggest using large spikes for code 332 and medium spikes for code 250 and 205 rail. If the code 250 is used outdoors, we suggest the large spikes.

NOTE !!!! If ordering turnouts for crossovers, please state this on the order form so that we can add length to the frog points.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Assembled
Turnout
Nos. Price
Turnout
Kit
Nos. Price
Blade and
Frog
Nos. Price
Stub
Turnout
Nos. Price
BRASS
Code 332
#4 RH-G 354182.00354378.00354574.00354780.00
#4 LH354282.00354478.00354674.00354880.00
#5 RH355173.00355369.00355565.00355771.00
#5 LH355273.00355469.00355665.00355871.00
#6 RH356175.00356371.00356567.00356774.00
#6 LH356275.00356471.00356667.00356874.00
#8 RH358178.00358374 00358570.00358776.00
#8 LH358278.00358474.00358670.00358876.00
#10 RH351182.00351378.00351574.00351780.00
#10 LH351282.00351478.00351674.00351880.00
WYE - #2-1/2359172.00359368.00359564.00359770.00
WYE - #4359272.00359468.00359664.00359870.00
BRASS
Code 250
#4 RH - G304158.00304354.00304550.00304755.00
#4 LH304258.00304454.00304650.00304855.00
#5 RH305159.00305355.00305551.00305756.00
#5 LH305259.00305455.00305651.00305856.00
#6 RH306161.00306357.00306553.00306759.00
#6 LH306261.00306457.00306653.00306859.00
#8 RH308164.00308360 00308556.00308761.00
#8 LH308264.00308460.00308656.00308861.00
#10 RH301168.00301364.00301550.00301766.00
#10 LH301268.00301464.00301660.00301866.00
WYE - #2-1/2309158.00309354.00309550.00309756.00
WYE - #4309258.00309454.00309650.00309856.00
NICKEL-SILVER
Code 250
#4 RH - G314158.00314354.00314550.00314756.00
#4 LH314258.00314454.00314650.00314856.00
#5 RH315159.00315355.00315551.00315757.00
#5 LH315259.00315455.00315651.00315857.00
#6 RH316161.00316357.00316553.00316759.00
#6 LH316261.00316457.00316653.00316859.00
#8 RH318164.00318360.00318556.00318762.00
#8 LH318264.00318460.00318656.00318862.00
#10 RH311168.00311364.00311560.00311767.00
#10 LH311268.00311464.00311660.00311867.00
WYE - #2-1/2319158.00319354.00319550.00319756.00
WYE - #4319258.00319454.00319650.00319856.00
NICKEL-SILVER
Code 215
#4 RH - G464156.00464352.00464548.00464754.00
#4 LH464256.00464452.00464648.00464854.00
#5 RH465157.00465353.00465549.00465755.00
#5 LH465257.00465453.00465649.00465855.00
#6 RH466159.00466355.00466551.00466757.00
#6 LH466259.00466455.00466651.00466857.00
#8 RH468161.00468357.00468553.00468759.00
#8 LH468261.00468457.00468653.00468859.00
#10 RH461166.00461362.00461558.00461764.00
#10 LH461266.00461462.00461658.00461864.00
WYE - #2-1/2469156.00469352.00469548.00469754.00
WYE - #4469256.00469452.00469648.00469854.00

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Assembled
Turnout
Nos. Price
Turnout
Kit
Nos. Price
Blade and
Frog
Nos. Price
Stub
Turnout
Nos. Price
NICKEL-SILVER
Code 205
#4 RH - G454155.00454351.00454547.00454753.00
#4 LH454255.00454451.00454647.00454853.00
#5 RH455156.00455352.00455548.00455754.00
#5 LH455256.00455452.00455648.00455854.00
#6 RH456158.00456354.00456550.00456756.00
#6 LH456258.00456454.00456650.00456856.00
#8 RH458160.00458356.00458552.00458758.00
#8 LH458260.00458456.00458652.00458858.00
#10 RH451165.00451361.00451557.00451763.00
#10 LH451265.00451461.00451657.00451863.00
WYE - #2-1/2459155.00459351.00459547.00459753.00
WYE - #4459255.00459451.00459647.00459853.00

Code 332Code 250Code 250Code 215
FROG ONLYBRASSBRASSNICKEL-SILVERNICKEL-SILVER
#2-1/2359032.00309027.00319029.00469026.00
#4354032.00304027.00314029.00464026.00
#5355032.00305027.00315029.00465026.00
#6356033.00306028.00316022.00466027.00
#8358034.00308029.00318030.00468029.00
#10351037.00301032.00311034.00461031.00

Code 205
NICKEL-SILVER
#2-1/2459026.00
#4454026.00
#5455026.00
#6456027.00
#8458029.00
#10451031.00

Code 332 Code 250 Code 250 Code 215
THREE-WAY BRASS BRASS NICKEL-SILVER NICKEL-SILVER
3529155.003029120.003129125.004629123.00

Code 205
NICKEL-SILVER

4529122.00

Code 332Code 250Code 250Code 215
CROSSINGSBRASSBRASSNICKEL-SILVERNICKEL-SILVER
90o353180.00303164.00313170.00463167.00
60o353280.00303264.00313270.00463267.00
45o353380.00303364.00313370.00463367.00
30o353480.00303464.00313470.00463467.00
19o353685.00303669.00313675.00463672.00

Code 205
NICKEL-SILVER
90o453165.00
60o453265.00
45o453365.00
30o453465.00
19o453670.00

Prices are subject to change without notice.

BK TIESRegularTurnout
Pine150 ties - #2716.0070 ties - #2816.00
Redwood120 ties - #2918.0055 ties - #3018.00

We can make curved turnouts to your specifications.

MICRO ENGINEERING PRODUCTS

Code 332Code 250Code 250
G-TRAK SECTIONAL TRACKAluminumAluminumNickel-Silver
Straight
4" Straight20-0543.8522-0543.8523-0544.95
6" Straight20-0563.8522-0563.8523-0564.95
1' Straight20-0014.4022-0014.4023-0015.80
2' Straight20-0028.1022-0028.1023-00210.80
3' Straight20-00311.6022-00311.6023-00315.55
Curved
2' Radius,4" Length20-1343.8522-1343.8523-1344.95
2' Radius,6" Length20-1363.8522-1363.8523-1364.95
2' Radius,1' Length20-1024.4022-1024.4023-1025.80
4' Radius,6" Length20-1463.8522-1463.8523-1464.95
4' Radius,18" Length20-1046.4522-1046.4523-1048.43
6'8" Radius,6" Length20-1563.8522-1563.8523-1564.95
6'8" Radius,2' Length20-1078.8022-1078.8023-10711.10
10' Radius,6" Length20-1663.8522-1663.8523-1664.95
10' Radius,2' Length20-1108.8022-1108.8023-11011.10

G-FLEXIBLE TIE STRIPSCode 332Code 250
48 pieces per box24-10637.3024-20637.30

RAILWeatheredNon-Weathered
Code 332 Aluminum - 16 pcs, 96'16-33267.7017-33256.85
Code 250 Aluminum - 16 pcs, 96'16-25050.3517-25041.35
Code 250 Nickel-Silver - 8 pcs, 48'16-25283.9517-25279.15
Code 205 Nickel-Silver - 8 pcs, 48'16-20563.7517-20558.90

TIES
Regular (100)36-10910.45
Turnout (32) For #6 only36-1108.35

TIE PLATESCode 332Code 250
Tie Plates (100)27-10111.6027-10311.60

RAIL JOINERSCode 332Code 250 AlCode 250 NS
Slip-on (20)26-3326.9526-2506.9526-25610.45

SPIKES
Large - 1/2" - 50030-1028.15
Medium - 3/8" - 80030-1049.35

INFORMATION

#2-1/2 Frog=2' radius (approx)= 30o curve
#4 Frog (3.7)=4' radius=22.5o curve
(4.7)=6'8" radius= 18o curve
#5 Frog=7' radius
#6 Frog (5.8)=10' radius=12o curve
#8 Frog=16' radius (approx)

Prices are subject to changes without notice.

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