I have a question on turnouts...... Most of the locos i will be running need a minimum of 8 foot curves but i opted to use 10 footers, but my question is do i need the #6 turnouts (aristocraft) or can i get away with standard ones? Thanks
The LGB R3 turnout is 8 foot diameter and matches their R3 curved track.
Aristo is a 10 foot diameter.
While all the R1 switches for LGB, USA and Aristo are the sma e footprint/length, it does not hold true on all the others. USA 3 foot is 3 foot long.
The R3 LGB and sort of equivalent Aristo have nothing in common, length, curve are very different.
If it can be found, the LGB 18xxx series is more like 12 foot diameter and is 24 inches long vs the Aristo and USA 3 foot long switches.
Posted By devious10 on 07/02/2008 12:52 PM
Brian where exactly do you grind your frogs?????
The flange ways on the frogs are too shallow causing most rolling stock to bounce up on them. Some guys never modify them and never have a problem. After reading about them, I decided to modify mine before hand to head off any potential problems. I'm happy I did. I used a spare wheel set with normal deep flanges as a depth guide. You can use the thin edge of a flat file and do it my hand or use a dremel with a bit like this -