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Ernie K

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« on: November 09, 2017, 05:19:03 PM »

Hi all.
I'm building an HO layout and every ground throw I have seen or researched for this layout is much too large for scale.
Does anyone have an idea for smaller throws. They do not have to be working as I plan on throwing all switches by hand not using a machine. In turn the throws I want can be much smaller then HO.
They will only be cosmetic.
Thank you.
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kewatin

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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 05:28:07 PM »

if you are looking for scale non working switch stands google minatures by eric and look under ho scale you will find part # s16 or s7 with a photo of each. bit pricey at $6.oo a wack ,but if its about scale knock yourself out.
hope this helps you out .gooday
regards&later KEWATIN
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Trainman203

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 05:36:57 PM »

Eric’s switch stands looks good but are non working.  Caboose Industries, who makes most of the ground throws you’ve seen, makes a reasonably realistic working “ high level “ switch stand with a working lever and rotating target.  I have about 20 and it is very satisfying throwing  the switches manually just like the prototype.  They are somewhat costly too but worth it to me.
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Modeling the New Iberia and Northern 1945
Len

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 08:28:45 PM »

The 'N' scale Caboose throws can be used with HO turnouts, and look closer to scale.

Len
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