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 Posted: Tue Sep 17th, 2019 05:29 am
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Planning on building a dual gauge stub switch. 

Having trouble getting my head around how to lay out the rails. 

Any one out there have photos of a dual gauge stub switch?




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Hi Michael  :wave:



Here are a TON of dual gauge switches !  :shocked:



A bit of printing, tracing, or freehand drawing ...  L:

... should help get that mental steel tangle un-knotted ! !  ???





Just substitute the blades for stubs.  :cool:



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Although not dual gauge ...  :f:

... I thought these 3-ways might help, maybe ?  L:
















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Thanks Si,


That drawing of dual gauge turnouts helps. 
I've been trying to draw it out, but feel I'm missing something.
 
What it looks like is at the stub end of the turnout (where the points normally are)
I'm going to have a total of 6 rails, three rails for each branch, plus 3 frogs.


My switch building skills are far from perfect so this is going to be a real challenge,
but I have my heart set on having some dual gauge trackage;
two-foot gauge and three-foot gauge.




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A dual gauge stub switch and dual gauge crossing from the Michigan-California Lumber Co.
How's that?

Note the frog right in the middle of the crossing.
Wiring issues?

This was probably "wireless", they had some fancy r/c stuff back then.
Easy to build...after a couple of stiff drinks!





Early view of the 2 foot gauge running into the standard gauge and a NG stub switch going to the machine shop.
Rough as a cob but I "fixed" it later on.

This was copied from a real one on the SCPA&M RR in Silver City, NM.
Believe it or not, it works!                         

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Thanks Woodie,


Certainly not going to try a dual gauge crossing with a switch running through it. 
Just don't have the heart. 

I like how the difference in gauges shows up in dual-gauge trackage.


Digging through some boxes (I have too many boxes)
I found a O gauge track gauge and a pair of O gauge trucks. 

O gauge (1.25") measures out to 42" in 1/35 scale (well kinda close).
 
I know there were a few roads out there built at 42",
so I'm thinking I'll go with that.




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When looking for 42" prototypes try this page






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I didn't mean that you might want to build a dual gauge stub switch running across a crossing!
Just imagine that the crossing isn't there and look at the switch-a dual gauge stub switch.
Hell, I wouldn't build a dual gauge stub switch running across a diamond and I'm crazy anyway.
Now if you told me that I can't build something like that, well...….

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Here ya go...it ain't dual gauge but it is (to me) way more complicated!





A 4 way stub switch built by Mr. Herbert Kephart, a Freerails "old timer".
I have this in my "collection", just can't find a place for it on the layout,
nor can I figure out how to make the running rails line up.
Wheew…

                         Woodie




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@Woody

How about this way?







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