Different turnouts and Signals

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  1. DWP

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    Dave: The Ottawa station used to have a model of one of these contraptions on display. I spent a long time in the waiting room looking at it.
    As far as I can tell, when the switch is set curved, the rails come over and lift the wheels up and over the straight rails. the first one has a frog that comes over the straight rail as well.
    If you want another fancy switch, the Mt Washington Cog railway has switches that have 9 separate moving parts -- each bit is hinged and is placed over another piece of rail, separately and by hand! It had to be done and undone twice in order for trains to pass.