Curved double crossover

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by LoudMusic, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

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    In search of a hand laid (or prototype) curved double crossover I found this fancy bit of hand laid track.

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    Impressive! But not what I was looking for.

    Without doing too much part construction in XTrkCAD I came up with this:

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    I'm only curious if a photograph of such a device is available. I don't need one, don't plan to make one, or anything of the sort. Just curious is all.
  2. Alan Bickley

    Alan Bickley Member

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    Wow, that is impressive! What are the ties made from?
    As for your diagram, I would say that there are Peco points that can make that trackwork. I'm not quite sure about the crossover, though.
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Most of the railroads I know would take the crossover off the curve onto the nearest straight section. And probably separate it into two single crossovers. All the doubles I know are in big passenger stations or subways.
    If I absolutely had to do the formation, I would probably use 4 Peco curved switches, replacing the crossing with two turnouts.
  4. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

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    Loud Music, looks like a cool project. I agree that you'll probably have a tough time finding a prototype because: 1) real railroads have substantially greater curve radii and 2) double track mainlines typically aren't built in the type or terrain that would force such track work.