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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:24 pm 
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Hello,

My club has several large radius shinohara code 100 curved turnouts.
I believe they are curved #8.
I cannot find the dimensions for them, so I don't know what the radii are.

They are in the throat of our passenger terminal and they are causing problems.
Many engines short out on the points, which, of course have opposite polarity between the point and stock rail.

I have built several Fast Tracks turnouts already, and am extremely pleased with them.

My question is, which fast tracks fixture will allow me to duplicate them.
I would like to replace them all with FastTracks turnouts.
If I can duplicate them, I could drop the new ones in without tearing up everything.

Thanks.

Bob Savino
Garden State Model RR Club
North Haledon, NJ


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:50 pm 
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Bob, no exact replacements exist. Especially with the curved turnouts. You can reasonably extrapolate and replace with the built in place twist ties bases and essentially handlay. Perhaps just as important, you can do surgery and convert the opposing powered points to the short resistant (DCC friendly) approach. Several internet blogs and forums have converted the power routing mechanics of commercial turnouts over to the power static to the stock rails of the better approach.

Note that even for regular straight same numbered turnouts from one supplier to another (and sometimes by the same manufacturer in different production runs) do not overlay and replicate exactly the same geometry. You may well be best advantaged to simply pull up, replace the entire throat, and make alignment adjustments in the leads and post frog connections.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:34 am 
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I could drop the new ones in without tearing up everything.
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