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Offline IanT

Three Way Turnout?
« on: January 13, 2016, 10:54:45 AM »
Has anyone got a 'drawing' (e.g. template) of a 3-way switch?

I've used Templot in the past (to design simple turnouts and crossings) but I will admit that I've never found it easy and I always have to 're-learn' it when returning to it. I'm sure Templot is a powerful tool but I just don't find it very intuitive I'm afraid (and there is no 3-way available that I'm aware of either).

Anyway - anyone got something they can share?

Regards,

IanT
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Offline John Candy

Re: Three Way Turnout?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 12:31:56 PM »
Ian,

I will email you a Templot.

John
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Offline IanT

Re: Three Way Turnout?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 01:08:22 PM »
Excellent John - just received it - thanks.

Regards,

IanT
Nothing's ever Easy - At least the first time around.

Offline John Candy

Re: Three Way Turnout?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2016, 01:15:18 PM »
Below are two of the three 3-ways I have made.

Your Templot I sent is the design for the second (brass rail) example shown.
The earlier two were in stainless rail to the first design below (that file was lost when my PC crashed and died in September).

John.
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Offline Jon Nazareth

Re: Three Way Turnout?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 02:15:11 PM »
Does anyone know if there are any instructions on how to build a (any) turnout from scratch?

Jon

Offline IanT

Re: Three Way Turnout?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 02:20:22 PM »
In theory it should be fairly straight forward Jon - but I chickened out in the end...

:-(

IanT
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Offline IanT

Re: Three Way Turnout?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 02:37:13 PM »
Sorry Jon - just noticed that word "any" - thought you wanted a 3-way...

Yes, there are a number of places where this is described. But first as a useful "turnout" overview, I suggest folk look at these two useful documents from the 'O' Guild....

http://www.gauge0guild.com/manual/02_D2_2_1_1.pdf   and this one;
http://www.gauge0guild.com/manual/02_2_2_Pointwork.pdf

For the actual build, this C&L guide describes the general way to approach it, just adapt it for the track components you are using, presumably CB in your case (I still use G3S w/m chairs myself - just a personal preference) but the general idea/work sequence is the same...

http://www.finescale.org.uk/pdfs/ds005.pdf

Hope this helps...

Regards,

IanT
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Offline John Candy

Re: Three Way Turnout?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 05:35:00 PM »
Jon,

Cliff Barker has (or at least did a few years back) have a video link on his website showing construction.

On my website www.g3madesimple.org.uk there is a download describing how I produced a batch of Code 330 rail turnouts to match the Tenmille rail used by GRS.
http://www.g3madesimple.org.uk/code330turnouts.pdf

I have prepared Templot files which can be printed to produce a 3-way template (I used them to build three using Cliff Barker Code 250 rail and timbers)and will email them if of any use to you.

Regards,
John.
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Offline Jon Nazareth

Re: Three Way Turnout?
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2017, 07:09:43 PM »
John

That is very kind of you.  I'm thinking of a simple left or right or a 'Y' turnout.

Jon

Offline John Candy

Re: Three Way Turnout?
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2017, 10:03:53 PM »
Jon,

I have uploaded template for a 12ft radius "Y" to
http://www.g3madesimple.org.uk/templot-12ft-Rad-Y.pdf

If you print it out set to "full size" or 100%, according to what your printer offers (you will need several A4 sheets), then check it has printed correctly to scale by using a track gauge.

Regards,
John.

P.S. If you are feeling adventurous after building that, I can send you the template for the 6000mm radius 3-way!
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Offline Jon Nazareth

Re: Three Way Turnout?
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2017, 06:27:51 PM »
John

Thank you, I'll take a look at it.

Jon

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Re: Three Way Turnout?
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2017, 11:55:12 AM »
Thanks for the link John I've been meaning to draw this in Templots for months.
Tim