For my ceiling layout I need a single turn out. All my stuff is smaller than production, the loco motor blocks I have and am making all have much shorter wheelbases for tight radius curves. I have either modified Bachmann Lil hauler blocks or now am printing my own motor block housings so that I can have a 45 mm center of axle to center of axle wheel base. This should get me around my 30" diameter curves without issue. I will be using Code 215 rail since a few projects I have made are already built with 215 rail.
For the single lone frog I need to produce an R1 turnout in 215, I am thinking of printing it. But I have not the first clue how to do that other than to “fabricate” it out of virtual rail in CAD and then cut out the frog section and print it. Is this a fair approach to designing it.
When I got to thinking about fabricating int virtually I thought about fabricating it for real. I tried this with marginal success with aluminum and aluminum brazing rod. It was not the best effort. But for the indoor I am thinking about Nickle Silver track which I know can be soldered with regular solder and a iron. Is this a doable option?
The main problem I have here is that there are not code 215 frogs with that much divergence for obvious reasons.