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Hi

I'm trying to design a scissors crossover for my fiddle yard. It should be fairly simple, all the turnouts are B-8, and the roads are straight, but I can't get the diamonds correct. I've isolated the 4 turnouts and include as an attachment. Also a quick screenshot:




I can manage the K crossings (but I've not included in them in the box attached), but the diamond V crossings have me foxed.

And yes I could probably leave it like that, and just build in the vees, but I'd like it "proper", and there's a high chance I'd just blindly cut the rail, and start to assemble, to only then realise what I'd done.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi Richard,

A type 1 scissors (with the diamond V-crossings in the turnout curves) needs quite a bit of faff. I will post some notes soon.

A type 2 scissors is much easier:

Change to B-9 regular instead of B-8 generic (I used CLM angles as your original):



Use SHIFT+F11 mouse action to move the crossing entry straight back clear of the vees. This will also shorten the turnout back to a similar length to the B-8.

Then tick this option before mirroring the other turnouts:



Note that this setting is template-specific, and is lost if you copy other background templates to the control.

The full mirror sequence to create the other turnouts is: CTRL+5, CTRL+NUMPAD-8, make mirror on peg, make crossover, CTRL+NUMPAD-8, make mirror on peg.

(After that, you may discover that you didn't move the crossing entry straight quite far enough. Start again.)

Then make branch track on two turnouts, and peg/align tools > make diamond-crossing at intersection will give you all the diamond alignments. You can then split out the partial templates and omit rails as needed to create a neat result.

cheers,

Martin.

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Brilliant Martin - that worked a treat - and all fits on one board.

I'd be interested in the steps for a Type 1 Scissors - but I think that would be purely academic now.

Again thanks.

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