Double Crossover

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by rockislandmike, Feb 22, 2002.

  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    I was hoping to add a couple of double crossovers into my layout this summer, but, upon checking out the price ($57US for a Code 100 Shinohara), I think I might alter my design slightly.

    Has anyone actually used doublecrossovers in their layout???
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Once, tore it out after a week or so. It has to be flawless or it causes a lot of derailments. Course they may make em' better than they did a few years ago.
  3. BDC

    BDC Member

    Yes, but mine is a Kato Unitrak kind, so this probably won't help. Although double X-overs are very nice, especially with switching operations. The prices for other brands that I've looked at are around $50-70 as well.
  4. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    I have two of them (code 83) that I made with Atlas # 6 switches and 30 degree crossovers and they seem to work just fine.

  5. RI541

    RI541 Member


    I made one out of Peco switch's a few years ago and soldered it together it worked good at low speeds, medium weren't bad with a short train under ten cars, making sure everything lines up is the hardest part it took me awhile to get it right thats why I soldered everything together.I forget which cross over I used but it was an Atlas.

  6. justind

    justind Member

    What exactly do you mean by a double X-over, what are they?

  7. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Allows trains on either of two doubletracks to access the other one, over a very short distance.

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  8. justind

    justind Member

    Ok, thanks...I don't know what I was thinking, I should have known that. :rolleyes:

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