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    I have an interesting dilemma. So far, I have...

    I have an interesting dilemma. So far, I have been selling the turnouts after painting them. I am wondering if it would make more since to just not paint them. Are the people who would buy handmade...
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    It is my understanding that the jigs for code 55...

    It is my understanding that the jigs for code 55 and code 40 are slightly different because the width of the bottom of the rail is different. You have peaked my curiosity though. I will pick up some...
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    Update and Observations: Before Thanksgiving I...

    Update and Observations:
    Before Thanksgiving I put up several #5 turnouts. None of the them have sold at all, but the #12 turnouts finally sold. I also had someone buy two of the curved turnouts,...
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    Experiment Update Time! About two weeks ago I...

    Experiment Update Time!

    About two weeks ago I listed left and right hand #5 turnouts + left and right hand #6 12"/9" curved turnouts. Within a few days, the left hand #5 turnouts had been bought....
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    I was planning on attending, but only got halfway...

    I was planning on attending, but only got halfway (Denver). I stopped by to attend the N scale group in the Forney Museum and ended up helping them paint. Since a BIG reason I go to TECO is for the...
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    Consumables are more like $7-$8 for a #5. More if...

    Consumables are more like $7-$8 for a #5. More if you get the QuickSticks for the larger turnouts. Using regular wooden ties would be cheaper, but I don’t trust that individual ties would hold...
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    I don’t have an eBay store, i’ve Just been...

    I don’t have an eBay store, i’ve Just been selling them regularly. Username crazysdk. Sometime next week I should have another 4 #5 turnouts done, i’m thinking i’ll Raise the price a little and see...
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    You guys are gonna love this. So I sold my first...

    You guys are gonna love this. So I sold my first 10 #5 turnouts on eBay. After I sold the first 3, I decided to buy a jig for the #12 and see if they will sell. The day I placed my order for the jig,...
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    I have a #6 12”/9” curved turnout jig already....

    I have a #6 12”/9” curved turnout jig already. Maybe i’ll order some quicksticks for it and make some curved turnouts to see if they sell.
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    I figured that as well. The only problem is that...

    I figured that as well. The only problem is that the stuff like 3 ways and slips are a bear to build. I just built my first 3 way using my 3 way jig, and it wasn't difficult just VERY time consuming...
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    I realize that. I wasn't intending to build...

    I realize that. I wasn't intending to build turnouts for a living, I have a day job. I figured I could just pop out a turnout every night or so after work (takes ~40 min) and sell them on eBay every...
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    Market for Hand Laid Turnouts?

    Greetings, Iím a new guy in town. In the process of preparing to build my little layout, I acquired some Fast Tracks turnout jigs for N code 55 and it got me thinking. Is there a market/demand for...
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