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Does anyone know if you can buy switchcrafters turnouts with insulated frogs? Also, is it possible to specify stainless steel spikes instead of steel?
 

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Josef,

You probably don't want to specify stainless steel spikes. Most folk find that they work loose - do a search on the archives.
 

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Josef:

I don't see either of these options on their web page, but thought I remembered someone posting that the insulated frogs were a possibility.

Probably best to either give Switch Crafters a call:
(541) 990-4455

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Email them:
mailto:[email protected]

Like Pete, I would generally recommend against SS spikes in wood ties, but I don't have any direct experience with the composite material Switch Crafers uses. Be interesting to find out how SS holds over time.

Happy RRing,

Jerry
 

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SwitchCrafters.com does offer insulated frogs, however with the addition of two insulated rail joiners on the two rails coming from the frog point and a micro-switch at the points end, you now have an insulated frog. SwitchCrafters does offer a water-proof micro-switch with installation for $17 on any of their switches. You may want to call them at  541-990-4455. Hope this helps out.:D
 
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