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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:41 am 
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Greetings,

Which jig would I use to build a three way stub turn out or would I need a custom one? The reason that I ask is that the middle frog would be on the center line and the standard 3-way turn out jig for point type turnouts will not work, or at least I don't think so. Also is it possible to make a bullfrog with a middle detente for the middle route in a 3-way stub turnout? I am going to be modeling N scale in the 1870's and they used stub turnouts in that period.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:42 pm 
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We have made some three way stub fixtures as custom projects in the past, what scale are you working with?

Our standard three way fixtures can't be used to produce a three way stub, nor can the three way PointForm tool, as the additional frog angle in a stub switch would be different then in a lapped three way.

Theoretically, and I say this because I haven't tried it, a BullFrog could be modified to work for a three way stub. An additional pocket would have to be added to the rocker of the switch matching to cause it to index to the centre position.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:48 pm 
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That would be of interest to me as well, because I think I'd like to use that as my lead switch into my yard. I'd need one with code 70 rail, in a #10 switch. My layout will have a lot of large steam engines traversing through.

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