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Title: What turnout number are the older Bachmann turnouts?
Post by: ozrallyats on May 21, 2012, 06:32:51 AM
Hello,

I have some older turnouts (item No. 44665- before they went to EZ track)  that I need to match with newer turnouts, but the Bachmann package doesn't identify whether it is a #4 or a #6 type turnout (or something else).  I need matching turnouts for the layout, since they are being used in a crossover.

Also, were there ever under-the-table motors designed for these switches? 

Thanks,

Andrew


Title: Re: What turnout number are the older Bachmann turnouts?
Post by: the Bach-man on May 21, 2012, 10:42:06 PM
Dear Andrew,
Your best bet is to replace the old track with EZ Track so it will all match.
Have fun!
the Bach-man


Title: Re: What turnout number are the older Bachmann turnouts?
Post by: ozrallyats on May 22, 2012, 01:57:46 PM
Thanks Bachmann, but that didn't really answer the question, since the EZ track turnouts come with different divergences.  I noticed the basic ones don't have a number either, they just say that the curve is 11.25 radius.  Am I correct in assuming that is the right one?


Title: Re: What turnout number are the older Bachmann turnouts?
Post by: the Bach-man on May 22, 2012, 10:48:29 PM
Dear Andrew,
A turnout with a radius is not a numbered turnout. 11 3/4 " is correct for the short turnouts. A number four diverges one unit for four units of run; a number six diverges one in six.
Have fun!
the Bach-man