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Ian Rice layout
Posted by JawnHenry on Monday, November 4, 2019 11:12 AM

On the east suffolk railroad that is in the small transplant book, I can not tell what the turnouts are. Are the number fours or number fives, as I believe that is what he uses on other layouts.

Thanks

Charles

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Posted by rrinker on Monday, November 4, 2019 4:03 PM

 What aren't custom, intended to be hand laid, are often Peco, their Code 100 and Code 75 products, which are curved throughout. 

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Posted by cuyama on Monday, November 4, 2019 5:25 PM

Welcome to the forum. Your first few posts are moderated and so may be delayed. But that passes quickly.

rrinker
What aren't custom, intended to be hand laid,

From looking at the track plan, they look (to my eye) to be drawn as handlaid-to-fit, as Randy notes. It looks like some curved and wye turnouts as well.

If you plan to use pre-fab commercial turnouts, probably the best approach would be re-draw the track plan from scratch using templates for the turnouts that you plan to use.

The author’s name is Iain Rice (note, two is), and the book is Small, Smart & Practical Track Plans. There is a Google Books preview including some pages from this chapter.

Good luck with your layout.

Byron

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