Re: New Standards for turnouts

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

cj riley wrote (apropos of turnout dimensional issues):
But, like axle lengths etc., the dies are in place and not likely to change soon.
They might indeed change, if the NMRA has the guts to modify the standards as you describe, and then PULL any compliance certificates--with appropriate publicity--for turnouts which no longer comply.
Among other things, this might send a signal that compliance DOES matter. Whether the average modeler cares about things like certificates depends in part on what kind of publicity there is. This is something the NMRA itself CAN control.

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