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Atlas Crossing Question
Posted by FRRYKid on Friday, January 05, 2018 7:29 PM

This may have been covered before but here's goes. Got yet another one for my forum friends: I bought an Atlas 12.5 degree crossing (#177) that I will need for the yard I have designed. (When it actually gets build is a whole another subject.) When I opened the package, I noticed along with the couplers there are four approximately .1" pieces. What are they used for and for what reason?

As usual, any assistance that can be provided would be most welcomed.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, January 05, 2018 9:34 PM

Just a quess, maybe you need to add them to widen the crossing ends, so you can add a turnout on each "leg", and maintain proper track spacing for a double track main.

I know alot of Atlas turnouts include a short length of track for this purpose.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, January 06, 2018 11:14 AM

mbinsewi
I know alot of Atlas turnouts include a short length of track for this purpose.

The couplers most of us would call rail joiners. 

FRRYKid
along with the couplers there are four approximately .1" pieces.

0.1" is 2.5 mm or as high as Code 100 rail. Sounds like trash that found it's way in the package. 

 

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, January 06, 2018 11:35 AM

BigDaddy
0.1" is 2.5 mm or as high as Code 100 rail. Sounds like trash that found it's way in the package.

I think he's talking about the length of the 4 pieces.  Atlas has an assortment package of 3/4" to 2 1/2". (Item# 0847),  I know included in their "Snap turnouts" is a short section that goes on the end of the diverging route track, for the alignment for a siding.

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Posted by zstripe on Saturday, January 06, 2018 3:41 PM

They are used if You want to make Your own double crossover.....

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Posted by FRRYKid on Saturday, January 06, 2018 5:16 PM

Given I am not doing a double crossover, it sounds like I don't need them. The plan is a straight line a track coming from a car/engine shop yard enters a track in the yard by crossing the yard ladder.

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Posted by zstripe on Saturday, January 06, 2018 7:37 PM

FRRYKid

Given I am not doing a double crossover, it sounds like I don't need them. The plan is a straight line a track coming from a car/engine shop yard enters a track in the yard by crossing the yard ladder.

 

You would surely appreciate them being with the crossing..if You did want to make Your own double crossover rather than trying to cut Your own exactly the same size.......been there!

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 11:02 AM

mbinsewi
I think he's talking about the length of the 4 pieces. Atlas has an assortment package of 3/4" to 2 1/2". (Item# 0847), I know included in their "Snap turnouts" is a short section that goes on the end of the diverging route track, for the alignment for a siding.

 

That peice is 1/3rd of an 18" dia curve. It will allow your turnout to replace a curved peice on your snap track layout.

It will also bring your track out to make a parallel route.

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