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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:42 am 
To the Experts,

Question #1: I would like to cross over a double track mainline using 3" on centers for S-Gauge Code 148 track using #6 turnouts and #8 turnouts (using ROW code 148 rail). I do not want to use double slip turnouts

For example, the right side mainline would use a #6 lefthand turnout then cross over the left main such that there would be a diverging secondary double mainline (the left side of the original mainline would just use a #6 left hand turnout). Would the crossing use a 14 degree or 19 degree for the #6 turnouts? What degree crossing would be used if I did this with # 8 turnouts.

Question #2: What crossings would I use for the same scenarios above using #6 or #8 Ys? Thanks...trying to figure out what templates to order.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:57 pm 
Well, I printed your templates out in S scale, a #6 turnout, #8 turnout, 19 degree crossing and a 30 degree crossing. I readily determined that neither of those crossings will allow a #6 or #8 turnout to cross over a parallel main that is 3" on center. So I have imagine that a lesser degree crossing, say a 14 or 10 degree may be in order. I notice that you do not have tie templates for either, but your crossing jig order does allow you to order a 14 degree. So, I think I will attempt to get a protractor and trace some angles to find out.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:17 pm 
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Question #1: I would like to cross over a double track mainline using 3" on centers for S-Gauge Code 148 track using #6 turnouts and #8 turnouts (using ROW code 148 rail). I do not want to use double slip turnouts


The rules of geometry will state that the angle of the crossing on the main will equal the angle of the turnout. So a #6 turnout having a 9 degree frog angle, a 9 degree crossing would be required, a #8 would be 7 degrees.

For a #6 you should be ok with this size of a crossing, but a #8 would be a source of trouble, and in this situation a double slip switch would be a better alternative.

The smallest crossing we currently offer is a 14 degree, but smaller ones can be produced as well. Contact me via email for details.

The same rules will apply for the wyes.

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crossing would be used if I did this with # 8 turnouts.
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