Shamus is starting another layout using, I would suspect, existing turnouts. Each time I have done my own amateur re-build the problems of removing and cleaning up turnouts and track have been big. . Un-solder a turnout or remove flex-track and you dance with the issues of a little too much heat. Even getting track clean after glue and ballast have built up is a length job. I was wondered what hints or tips have been developed to help make these activities easier.