Feeling pretty good about the first turnout I figured I’d start work on the second of the three I’ll need. I still have to fit the point blades but otherwise this is coming along quite nicely.
As mentioned, the ties on the curved turnout are spaced wider than they should be. I originally hoped I could tell myself it was okay and that I’d just leave well enough alone but seeing it compared to the wye I really must go back and fix it. I’ll keep pondering on exactly how I’ll complete this rebuild since I don’t want to risk moving the rails. I think I can replace the ties a few at a time and just work across the turnout tightening things up.
For now, I don’t have to do anything about it though beyond appreciating how much I enjoyed the work and how pleased I am with even this progress.