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Can the top turnout be turned into a Y using the curve tool? So it can flow into the signal depot?
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Hi Damien,

You need a left-hand turnout there, not a Y-turnout.

1. delete the top turnout.

2. click on the other turnout.

3. delete to the control.

4. tools > make return curve.

5. template > insert turnout in plain track.

6. template > swap hand.

7. change to a curviform V-crossing. (click the green R at the top left of the screen, to C).

8. adjust the size and position of the turnout to suit. That probably means a smaller size (F5) and roam it (CTRL+F9) forward a bit.

9. tools > make branch track.

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Martin.

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Brilliant, thanks Martin.

You said in my other post the doubel slip was a standard x:x size. What other standard sizes are used as a base for BR turnouts?
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Damien Morris wrote:You said in my other post the double slip was a standard x:x size. What other standard sizes are used as a base for BR turnouts?Hi Damien,

The common sizes for slips are 7, 7.5, 8.

For turnouts there is a wide range of sizes. Just use F5, and mostly ignore the .25 and .75 angles unless on the GWR.

But the local design office could always create a special one-off design if needed to fit.

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Thanks,

I'm starting again on my layout design. Definitely going to need transition curves.

I'm trying to use a little more artistic licence, as you said the spacing for the branch looks 10ft, but when I do that in templot, put the background image way out.
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Did I do it right?
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Hi Damien,

A left-hand B-7 looks about right. The main-line turnout is a D-11. Equalized timbering always looks neater:



Instead of:

4. tools > make return curve.

5. template > insert turnout in plain track.

6. template > swap hand.

you might prefer to try:

tools > make branch crossover, and then adjust the curving.

regards,

Martin.

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Thanks Martin,

Using make 'ordinary crossover' matches the 10ft branch spacing, but 'branch' and 'return curve' are too shallow.

Using a 1:9, what is the curve equivalent? I'm trying to keep all the joints neat and no kinks, unlike my 1st attempt.

Can templot make a curve plain track between 2 track ends?
Damien

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Damien Morris wrote:Can Templot make a curve plain track between 2 track ends?Hi Damien,

Use the make transition functions for that. See:

 http://templot.com/companion/link_existing.html

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Martin Wynne wrote: Damien Morris wrote:You said in my other post the double slip was a standard x:x size. What other standard sizes are used as a base for BR turnouts?Hi Damien,

The common sizes for slips are 7, 7.5, 8.

For turnouts there is a wide range of sizes. Just use F5, and mostly ignore the .25 and .75 angles unless on the GWR.

But the local design office could always create a special one-off design if needed to fit.

regards,

Martin.
I have also come across 6.5 slips on the entrance to goods yards a couple of times when copying prototype track plans. One of them is on my current project.
Regards
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