curved switch templates

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by farmer ron, May 14, 2003.

  1. farmer ron

    farmer ron Member

    On the upper part of the layout I am using code 83 track and would like to build two curved switches, one right and one left. Does anyone have templates or a site that has them, or do I just design what I require? I have build regular number 4 and 6 switches, that is what my jigs are, but not a curved one as yet. Am looking for 18 to 22 inch radius. Thanks in advance Ron...
  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Ron, Look in the photography section for a post called "building a turnout" started by t alexander. It is a lenghty thread with exactly the information you are looking for. Read it and let me know if you have any questions.


    PS Currantly on page 6
  3. farmer ron

    farmer ron Member

    Thanks Gary, just printing it off now, will read it over later on tonight and if I have any questions will certianly ask, thanks again..Ron..
  4. chapmon

    chapmon Member

    Curved switch

    Farmer Ron:

    Check out the Walthers Catalog: the number six curved switch radius is 24"/18".

    The Peco ST-244/ST-245 is 22"/19.5". Those are the ones I'm using on my industrial layout.

    If you need a template copy, let me know, I'll try to scan one and send it to you (the Peco switch). I don't have the Walthers one on hand.

    Mike;) :p :p

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