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 Templot curves are based on the centre line of the track and the radius shown for a curve is for the centre of the rails, so a standard gauge curve will not align accurately with the Broadgauge curve at the same radius. I have tried adjusting the radius of each curve by half the difference between rails, which results in a much closer curve but not quite close enough. Whilst this is not a problem with plain track, it does present a problem at common crossings.

 Is there a method for accurately aligning the common curved rail in a turnout? Or, is there a method I could use to create the turnouts in a similar way to a tandem turnout?

 Secondly. Is there a method to create a common elbow in the template,



 

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Hi John,

Welcome to Templot Club. :)

Overlay the common rail by putting the peg on the rail instead of the centre-line, geometry menu:




and then use the peg and notch functions directly -- geometry > notch menu items.

Explanation of peg and notch in this (very old) page:

 https://templot.com/martweb/gs_geometry.htm

cheers,

Martin.

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Thank you Martin.

I need to pay more attention when reading through the menus.

Also, the link provided some very interesting reading.

Cheers,

John.
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