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Hi Guys  There is probably a simple answer to this.
I work in N Gauge using Finetrax and it looks like Wayne works with 23mm centre lines on his crossovers.
I have tried setting the adjacent centre lines to 23mm as per one of the dropdown menus.
I am trying to set up a fiddle yard with centre lines ot 23mm between tracks. I have drawn two ladders of one RH and 2 LH B6 turnouts at one end and a ladder of one LH and two RH B6 turnouts at the other with a B6 crossover as drawn by templot in the middle, but the straight connecting rails from the crossover to the two ends don't meet correctly as it appears that when the turnouts are joined together to form the ladder, the resulting tracks from the diverging side that will form the storage yard are at different track centres to those set up on the crossover.
regards Chris

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Hi Chris,

Templot works with prototype designs for the turnout lengths, it doesn't work as a set-track style program based on model geometry. :)

For ladder tracks you may want to use a shorter turnout than a B-6, I suggest using A-6. Click the template > switch settings... menu item and select size A in the list.

There is a trick you can use to get the ladder turnouts aligned with the yard tracks at fixed centres. Lay out the parallel tracks first and any crossovers between them. I have made you a bit of scruff video to show how then to get the turnouts aligned at each end, see:

 https://flashbackconnect.com/Default.aspx?id=_6_HghgSYxR0rnHPhrS4rA2

p.s. 23mm centres might be a bit close for a fiddle yard in N gauge. It doesn't leave much room for handling stock.

cheers,

Martin.

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Thanks Martin, That video is a great help as it also addresses some other issues I was having in the extending the exit on the diverging road, and also how to curve the second track to meet the turnout, (quite a clever little trick)
Regards Chris.
PS. The fiddle yard is just for storage, ther won’t be much handling of stock.
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