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Title: Number 4 vs number 5 remote NS switch
Post by: cwex on April 04, 2017, 03:47:23 PM
When I purchased my first set my hobby store suggested number 4 switches due to long passenger car and 22 inch radius curved track. I am now ready to expand and noticed there is no price differential between number 4 and 5 switches. What is the difference? Is the length of the track the same and what do you recommend. Thank you.


Title: Re: Number 4 vs number 5 remote NS switch
Post by: ACY on April 04, 2017, 06:08:20 PM
#5's are better the larger the number the better for larger engines and passenger cars and rolling stock.


Title: Re: Number 4 vs number 5 remote NS switch
Post by: cwex on April 04, 2017, 08:26:20 PM
Is there any difference in the length of the track?


Title: Re: Number 4 vs number 5 remote NS switch
Post by: ACY on April 04, 2017, 09:28:47 PM
#5's would probably be a bit longer due to the more gradual divergent route.


Title: Re: Number 4 vs number 5 remote NS switch
Post by: Terry Toenges on April 09, 2017, 06:44:32 PM
#5 turnouts are 11 1/2" long.


Title: Re: Number 4 vs number 5 remote NS switch
Post by: Terry Toenges on April 09, 2017, 07:43:39 PM
I found this old post about turnout lengths.
http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,12439.0.html (http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,12439.0.html)