Trying to find a turnout...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by prodigy2k7, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. prodigy2k7

    prodigy2k7 Member

    Hey, I ned help finding a turnout.
    HO Code 100 right and left turnout.

    It will be the regular type (one rail goes straight and the other turns out to the right or left)

    I am trying to find a turnout when the turn radius is about 18" (or anything somewhat sharp)
    Note: the turnout must be DCC ready (power to all tracks). I also prefer that the frogs are sinsulated and not metal...
  2. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    OK, first, you want an insulated frog, you don't want a power-routing turnout, and for 18" radius, you want an Atlas snap-switch.
  3. prodigy2k7

    prodigy2k7 Member

    whatever lol... I thought plastic was an insulator so I figured...
    I know i what kind of track I want, whatever you want to call it...
    Im talking about radius... Atlas doesnt provide a 18 inch radius (or other tight turn) by itself (it comes with a manual switch)

    Note: I bought the manual switches anyways and took off the manual switches...
  4. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    I'm not sure what you're asking for then. I thought you wanted the curved part of the turnout to be 18"? The Atlas snap-switch is a curved frog, rather than a number (like #4, #6), and the curve through the frog is 18".
  5. prodigy2k7

    prodigy2k7 Member

    Tell me the product number. Yes I am talking about the curved part of a turnout to be 18"..Tell me a specific part number from atlas and I will tell you what im talking about...

    DOUBLEJK Member

    At-540 is remote snap switch left
    At-541 is remote snap switch right
  7. prodigy2k7

    prodigy2k7 Member

    540? and 541? Those arent the numbers at

    850 Remote Snap-Switch® Left $16.50 851 Remote Snap-Switch® Right $16.50
    Look at that price. See hoe expensive?

    Besides they come with a remote and wires and the switch (i dont want all of that)

    What I wanted was the turnout and nothing else (just like #4 and #6 are like)
    I actually bought was this after I realized you could detach the manual switch.
    These are 10.75 and cheaper and thats what I wanted :)
  8. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    There you go. Amazing what you can find when you start looking.

    540/541 are the snap switches with code 83 rail.
  9. prodigy2k7

    prodigy2k7 Member

    I have code 100, guess what i didnt have to look.i just foundout that the switch comes off, if they didnt I wouldnt be able to use them. :)

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