I recently purchased a Switch Works #10 jig from the Proto:87 Stores as well as all the trappings to create a complete turnout. In one kit you get all the necessary pre-cut ties, photo-etch tie plates, stock rail (in numerous codes), pre-machined points and a planed rail style frog. The jig correctly positions the ties and tie-plates and the tie-plates have dummy spike heads to align the rails correctly. The frets that the tie plates come on have a bolt head pattern that can be used to make joint bars. I’ve got all the tie plates down on mine, which means it’s time to start laying rail.
My turnout will use code 83 rail, this one will be practice. The next few will be code 55 to match the light rail that SNCT used. Once a P:87 Manganese style frog becomes available I’ll make some more code 83 turnouts for use on the Steilacoom layout.