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Author Topic: Number 4 vs number 5 remote NS switch  (Read 2008 times)
cwex

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« 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.
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ACY


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« Reply #1 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.
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cwex

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 08:26:20 PM »

Is there any difference in the length of the track?
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 09:28:47 PM »

#5's would probably be a bit longer due to the more gradual divergent route.
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2017, 06:44:32 PM »

#5 turnouts are 11 1/2" long.
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« Reply #5 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
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