Model railroad tip (Scratch built switchstand)

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Close up video of my scratch built switch stands on my railroad layout.

Listed Price: $159.99
Sale Price: $138.08

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sliperylongtenticl says:

amazing job thay are vary nice I am going to make and put some on my layout but I will probably make some miner tweaks to make them resemble Milwaukee road switch stands

Bob Zoom says:

It looks terrific. But it does not power the frog. Nonetheless, good job!
I have to make the time to post what I'm doing in N scale. It also looks pretty good and it does power the frog. And locks the points in position.

Ken Roble Jr says:

What diameter tubing and wire did you use?

Paul LeMay says:

Thank you for sharing. What a great idea.

Joseph Taylor says:

Can you make video on how to build one?

william wemhoff says:

do you have some dimensions on this switch stand for HO Gauge. Please let me know Thanks Bill W

mahnarch says:

Holy cow! I think you just saved me hundreds of dollars and hours of frustration.
Thank you, Sir.

FishplateFilms says:

You are a fine modeler sir! Beautiful layout and realistic running speeds, enjoy the tips as well. The ballast is a fantastic idea, hope I can get that sand down here in Australia!!

Cheers Gregg

DClavalois says:

I plan on using those Bachman on the rest of layout as well, I tried scratching building signal stands myself in the yard and they came out very good I'm going to keep those in place. Thanks for watching.

Duke Snyder says:

Looks good!
I use the cheapo Bachman Red & Green block signal lights, 4 on a card, I knock out the cheap lens & install a red & green 3mm LED & solder so they work showing track direction. Only need a 420 ohm resistor & been in service for years!

TMandN says:

Very resourceful!

msbeard57 says:

Very nice. I'm thinking that extending the throw to allow the red plate to rotate 90 deg like the prototype would be the next step.

DClavalois says:

Thanks, I'll post soon on my scratch built signal stands.

BNSF9250 says:

That is pretty neat.

DClavalois says:

Merci, la transmettre à quelqu'un d'autre qui pourrait t'intéresser.

DClavalois says:

Thanks I have some more tips that I used on my layout will post soon as well. Thanks for watching.

distingorestopub says:

Belle job!!!

olegna1998 says:


Great design and clever fabrication.

Thanks for the show and tell – great tip on how to make one.

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