Jan 08, 2011 Realistic Manual turnout control If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to A jshaped bit of wire is pushed into the roadbed and also engages the switchpoint throwbar. A 20 or 30 degree kink is tweaked into the horizontal part of the wire and acts as an overcenter spring to hold the points against the stock rails.
Need some ideas on deciding what type of controls I want to use for my manual turnouts. Scale is HO (not sure if that matters at all), but the idea is to maintain as pure and realistic a scene as possible, but still get the feel of bending steel and operating a switch vice pushing a button, etc. Sep 12, 2007 i like manual turnout control. i like that it's cheap and there's very little to troubleshoot if it shoudl fail. in the HO world, i used" n scale" ground throws.
One of the least expensive manual turnout controls available anywhere, the BullFrog not only offers a low cost manual turnout control solution, but includes all of the same features you come to expect from a turnout control plus more. Dec 16, 2011 This video is a" retrofit" on how I installed manual turnout controls on my HO scale layout. I used common items around the garage and house to make these work.
By: Mike Fifer. When I started my layout I decided to use the Kato turnout control switches as part of a package product and they work well but they are highly visible and relatively large to Learn how to construct a manual model railroad control for a turnout on your track using a switch and pushrod. Building a Manual Model Railroad Control for a Turnout. so modelers often choose to build their own model railroad control for each turnout.
Manual, pushrod controls are costeffective and easy to make; once you get the hang of I suggest some model airplane supplies from a hobby shop. They use pushrods from either a servo (remote control) or a bellcrank on control line to push or pull either a piano wire or a plastic tube inside another plastic tube to move control surfaces. A ground throw makes an easy and affordable alternative to powered or bulky manual switch controls.
2013 Ryan C Kunkle, licensed to About. com, Inc. Switches (aka turnouts or points) are an important part of operations on most model railroads.
MANUAL AND REMOTE TURNOUT CONTROLS FLEX THROW SYSTEM AND PARTS A NEW WAY TO ENJOY" OPERATIONS" Keep the feel and convenience of HAND THROWING, even for Turnouts that maybe awkwardly placed in delicate scenery, or obscured by moving trains, or just too" FAR OVER" to reach over for.
A 3rd experiment in manual turnout control An article in the JanFeb 2009 issue of N Scale Railroading inspired Bill Payne to try the author's approach. The author, Phil Brooks, called his method TATeR: Toggle Actuated Turnout Rig.