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The Most Interesting Turnout I've Ever Seen ?
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 Posted: Sun Mar 21st, 2021 05:14 am
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Kitbash0n30
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Now that is one of the most interesting switches/turnouts I've ever seen.

Dundon, WV Station, and junction with the 'Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad' - 5/29/1960
 






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 Posted: Sun Mar 21st, 2021 07:45 am
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Could have been a desperate modelers idea...
When his trains always left the rails on a curved turnout.

Seems the right track leads to a bridge, I think I see guardrails?

Maybe this has something to do with the strange switch? 
There may be some rule that doesn't like a switch near to a bridge?




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 Posted: Sun Mar 21st, 2021 09:11 am
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I used to drive a 2 foot gauge 0-6-2 Bundaberg Fowler,
through a very similar switch (point) at Coal Creek in Victoria.

It was there to facilitate two different curves, and different gradients,
it worked well.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 23rd, 2021 08:53 pm
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Wow, this is a classic, 
"If you put this on a layout, everyone would say nobody ever did that" 
situation.

Note the left part of the points, it swings way to the left as well,
so much so I wonder if it got too wide for the alignment?

Maybe the B&O put this in?




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 Posted: Wed Mar 24th, 2021 05:13 am
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Not sure why someone would want one on their layout,

but doesn't look too hard to make.





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