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    • April 21, 2013 11:53 PM EDT
      • Farmington, New Mexico
         
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      A friend sent these to me.  What a build that would be for you switch builders to tackle.

       

      Pictures of a 5 way stub switch in New Zealand.  When old time railroaders threw a switch, they sometimes called it, "Bending the iron".  That certainly applies here.




      Can you even try to think about trying to insulate those frogs and guides?

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    • April 22, 2013 1:39 AM EDT
      • West Grove, Pennsylvania
         
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      Dave Taylor said:

      A friend sent these to me.  What a build that would be for you switch builders to tackle.

       


      Can you even try to think about trying to insulate those frogs and guides?

      Not to mention trying to find a 5-way harp switch stand...............;)

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    • April 22, 2013 7:42 AM EDT
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      Thats a work of ART!! battery power only.LOL

    • April 22, 2013 9:28 AM EDT
      • Pinon Hills, California
         
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      That wpuld be a full-time job to keep that switch adjusted! Really nice.

    • April 22, 2013 10:05 AM EDT
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      Marty you are right that is a work of art.

       Imagine the crew when asked to build it.  "you want to build what?"  "that is going to require some overtime"

         The most complicated switch I have ever seen is on the Mount Washington Cog Railway.

       Are they fixing or tearing out this switch? 

    • April 22, 2013 6:52 PM EDT
      • Who Ya Gonna Call?, Ft Gay, WV
         
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      Looks like that sucker is accessing a roundhouse of some sort.....I think a turntable would have been easier!

    • April 22, 2013 7:22 PM EDT
      • Nebraska City, NE
         
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      the bottom photo, favoite one. ah???? wonder how hard it would be in 1" scale?????

      I'm  just thinking out loud..makes the brain go HHAA!!!!!

       

      This post was edited by Marty Cozad at April 22, 2013 7:23 PM EDT
    • April 22, 2013 8:16 PM EDT
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      I understand

    • April 22, 2013 10:50 PM EDT
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      no sweat for dcc, just use the right autoreversers... Tam Valley makes hardware that would do it.

       

      Love to see more pictures.

       

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    • April 22, 2013 11:09 PM EDT
      • Farmington, New Mexico
         
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      No more pics.. sorry, those are all I got.  But I would really like to see yours when you build it.

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    • April 23, 2013 8:21 AM EDT
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    • April 23, 2013 10:15 PM EDT
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      It only gets tricky when you're down to smaller than HO, getting the soldering iron into the gaps will be a challenge. OTOH there are resistance soldering units and liquid solder paste, those together with printed circuit board ties could work. Nope, I'm not even considering it.

      :) :)

       

       

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    • April 25, 2013 12:31 AM EDT
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      FANTASTIC ! . . . unbelievable. . . . ! . . . thank you so MUCH for posting it.     :)

       

       

       

      just the sort of thing to keep those "true to prototype" modelers on their toes.   :)

       

       

      Research, . . . . research, . . whut railroad ?   where ? . . .

      This post was edited by Narrow Gauge Lover at April 25, 2013 12:34 AM EDT
    • April 25, 2013 8:15 AM EDT
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      Hi it appears to be from the Rimutaka Incline railway in New Zealand.

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    • April 25, 2013 9:27 AM EDT
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      I almost wonder if there wasn't a turntable there, and it was replaced by this to cut down maintenance.

    • April 25, 2013 11:05 AM EDT
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      Who's going to model it?

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    • April 25, 2013 12:24 PM EDT
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      I thought that HJ as going to whip up a prototype in N scale.

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