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Date: 08/07/19 13:02
Another 3-way turnout
Author: santafedan

At the Indiana Live Steamers, we also have two three way turnouts.  This design is a little more compact.  These are in the yard.








Date: 08/07/19 13:04
Re: Another 3-way turnout
Author: santafedan

This shows the mecanical part of the turnout.  The gentleman who designed them has passed away.  He did a lot of engineering work at the ILS.




Date: 08/07/19 13:19
Re: Another 3-way turnout
Author: boejoe

Decisions, decisions, decisions - LOL



Date: 08/07/19 14:14
Re: Another 3-way turnout
Author: JimBaker

That could also be called a LAP Switch.

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA



Date: 08/07/19 14:35
Re: Another 3-way turnout
Author: SPDRGWfan

You've got the chops Mr. switch master!  



Date: 08/07/19 16:01
Re: Another 3-way turnout
Author: WrongWayMurphy

I remember using that switch.  The operating mechanism is pure genius.

 



Date: 08/07/19 16:48
Re: Another 3-way turnout
Author: tomstp

That design requires absolute deminsions to prevent derailments.  And, wheels being in gauge too.



Date: 08/07/19 17:56
Re: Another 3-way turnout
Author: santafedan

tomstp Wrote:
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> That design requires absolute deminsions to
> prevent derailments.  And, wheels being in gauge
> too.

The good thing is that all of our equipment goes through them!



Date: 08/09/19 08:03
Re: Another 3-way turnout
Author: BAB

And then there are some people who show off white ballast and no weeds in it.....................LOL looks great nice switch. Boyd in Chiloquin home of Train Mountain. 



Date: 08/09/19 09:53
Re: Another 3-way turnout
Author: santafedan

BAB Wrote:
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> And then there are some people who show off white
> ballast and no weeds in it.....................LOL
> looks great nice switch. Boyd in Chiloquin home of
> Train Mountain. 

Erv, our grounds director, works hard for that look.  He and another member spend a lot of time working on the grounds.  
Thanks for noticing, Boyd.  I will let him know. 



Date: 08/09/19 10:41
Re: Another 3-way turnout
Author: CPRR

JimBaker Wrote:
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> That could also be called a LAP Switch.

Curious why Jim? 
Would like to see this on paper. Very interesting machine 



Date: 08/09/19 10:52
Re: Another 3-way turnout
Author: JimBaker

Lap switches are used where there is a constraint that two separate sets of points wouldn't work.
Operative word:  Overlap

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA



Date: 08/09/19 11:13
Re: Another 3-way turnout
Author: atsf121

Very cool!



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