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Thu Aug 11 10:21:24 EDT 2011


I think you have a bigger design problem then a turnout problem. Yes a
curved turnout can be built to those specifications however given the
tightness of the curves coming off the turnout, I don't think you will
be able to operate through it. Unless you are using talgo couplers the
trucks won't turn enough to go through the tighter curve and derail. I
operate in HOn3 and I can't get my shorter cars to do it.

Larry Smith MMR

On 8/10/2011 6:47 PM, NW Modeling List wrote:

> What has been a seemingly insurmountable problem to date: I need a

> l/h curved tournout to get to my (very nice!) BTS coal tipple. After

> waiting for 3+ months from Walthers for a #4 turnout, it turns out

> that the outer curve is 22" and the inner is 18" - WAY too broad.

> What I really need is an outer of 15" and an inner radii of about

> 12=13" or so. HO code 83.


> I don't think I have the expertise to build it myself - anybody know

> of where I could buy one? I thought maybe a trolley stub switch might

> work but so far have drawn a blank.


> If anybody can help, thanks.


> *Ed Svitil*

> *Norfolk & Western Railway*

> **




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