Re: Help Finding Large Layout SIG
Allen Montgomery <sandbear75@...>
IMO, the best part about the Peco turnouts is that you don't have to juice the frogs. While they are plastic, I don't notice any hiccups compared to Shins.
On Wednesday, March 16, 2016 9:13 AM, "Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:
Alex Schneider wrote:
Also be aware that Peco turnouts have the European frog design, with rails continually curving through the frog, whereas North American practice in the prototype is straight rails right at the frog itself. The curved frog rails are MUCH more forgiving in our sharp model turnouts, so understanding the turnout numbers in the Peco range can be misleading, compared to Shinohara or other turnouts built to North American practice. My personal view is that only a track specialist would object the almost invisible difference if you have "European" frogs on your layout.
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