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Curved Turnout Installed

I still have to place the wooden ties but it sure looks a lot better don’t ya think?

 

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I don't like how I go from a curve to a brief straight section through the turnout then curve again

I don’t like how I go from a curve to a brief straight section through the turnout then curve again

Curved Turnout installed

Curved Turnout installed

 

I mounted a Bullfrog from Fast Tracks to control it. The spring wire is too thick for an N scale throw bars so I cut it off just below the track level and solder a short piece of guitar string to the top by wrapping a strand of copper wire around the two. A week later I found out there was still too much tension on the throw bar as each diverging rail broke away from the throw bar. Should have known that as I watched the stock rails move a bit when throwing the turnout 🙂 To fix this I cut the spring wire at the top of the Bullfrog to allow it to just go through the pivot point. I attached a longer piece of the guitar string and wrapped the strand of copper around the two just under the mounting bracket of the bullfrog. Perfect!!!! Works perfectly now and am very happy with it.

 

See Ya

Al