Posts Tagged ‘turnout’

Revising Winchester Yard

Posted on February 26th, 2013, by Michael Rountree

Recently I decided that it was about time to take the plunge, and go ahead and re-lay some of the track in the area around the depot and yard lead in Winchester.

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Ground Throws for Atlas Switches

Posted on March 14th, 2011, by Mike

The True-Scale Ground Throws that I developed for my Micro-Engineering turnouts work fine, but not for Atlas brand Code 55 turnouts. Why? Because the throwbar of the Atlas switch is not sprung in any way, and needs to be connected to something that will hold the points in place.

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True-Scale Ground Throws

Posted on July 20th, 2010, by Mike

I had the thought, why not just use the switchstand casting as a knob, connected by an actual throwbar to the points? Ultimately, this is a pretty simple yet effective way to handle turnout control!

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