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HO Scale, Code 70, No. 5 Turnouts

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HO Scale, Code 70, No. 5 Turnouts
Posted by staybolt on Friday, February 23, 2018 12:35 PM

Who, if anyone, makes these? I see no. 4 and no. 6, but the only no. 5s I see are in kit form.

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Posted by selector on Friday, February 23, 2018 12:55 PM

I am unable to find a commercial producer, so it looks like you'll have to build your own or ask someone to make them for you.

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Posted by rrebell on Friday, February 23, 2018 4:01 PM

You could modify a comercial one, did that once.

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Posted by jjdamnit on Friday, February 23, 2018 4:37 PM

Hello all,

Why code 70 for HO?

Thanks for the explanation.

"Uhh...I didn’t know it was 'impossible' I just made it work...sorry"

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, February 23, 2018 6:00 PM

I wanted number 5's in code 70 also. I was surprised to find out Shinohara apparently never made these.

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Posted by wojosa31 on Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:01 AM

Shinohara used to make a #5 in code 70, however since the current distributer took over, the #5 has been dropped.

They are available as kits from Central Valley, and are somewhat customizable. I keep hearing rumors that Micro Engineering or PECO will offer them, but for now, the Central Valley kits or self built are the only game in town. 

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Posted by wojosa31 on Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:04 AM

Code 70 looks better for yard, industrial and branchline layouts. it's generally no more difficult to work with than the other sizes.

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Posted by rrebell on Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:59 AM

I used code 70 for mainline but then  I model the 1930's.

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Posted by gregc on Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:27 AM

there was a thread discussing Micro Engineering's new yard ladder system of turnouts http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/11/t/259014.aspx

and it seems that there are Micro Engineering #5 HO turnouts available on ebay

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Posted by cuyama on Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:28 AM

gregc

there was a thread discussing Micro Engineering's new yard ladder system of turnouts http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/11/t/259014.aspx

and it seems that there are Micro Engineering #5 HO turnouts available on ebay

 

 

Those are Code 83, Original Poster seeking Code 70

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, April 14, 2018 6:05 PM

I recently found some "New Old Stock" Shinohara #5 turnouts with cod 70 rail.

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Unfortunately these were so old that they had brass rail. That would be a deal killer for me.

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