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 Posted: Mon Feb 19th, 2018 07:55 pm
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Michael M

Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 916

Not having to worry about wiring this thing made my life much easier.

I took a piece of paper, laid it over a straight piece of Atlas track and rubbed the top of the rails with a pencil.
Then I took a 22" radius section, lined it up, and rubbed the top of the rails.
This gave me a layout of where the rails and frog would go.

I was planning on using a different switch control for this stub.
I still need to solder on some short pieces of round brass to the outside rails of the switch,
to limit the travel and make the rails line up nicely.

I picked up some mini toggle switches (eBay package of five for about $1).
I'll slip a short piece of brass tube over the toggle, flatten the top end, epoxy the thing on,
then drill a small hole at the top to insert the control wire.
The toggle switch will get buried with just the very top showing.
So, when I need to change the route of the stub turnout, I just have to flip my switch.

Sounds good, right?

I'll see how it turns out.

Nye, Inyo & Esmeralda Railroad
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