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Offline Timofpenk

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Small points
« on: October 08, 2018, 10:17:20 pm »
 :helpneededsign: hi group I’m looking to maybe build a small shunting/ industrial lay out no more than maybe a couple of feet long and I intended to run short wheel based locos but what I’m interested in and asking some advice on is who makes the smallest electrofrog points ideally the sort of size of the peco small radius set track points any help would be great thanks
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Re: Small points
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 11:45:05 pm »
Must admit the only live frog points I've come across that were similar in dimensions to Peco Setrack were hand-built.  That is an option - you could cut away the plastic frog and convert the frog V at least to be metal rail.  I've been contemplating doing that with my fiddle yard Setrack points for the past 20 years, but as I run mostly long wheelbase bogie D&E it's not been necessary.

I've done that sort of conversion with Peco G scale points, but obviously that's not quite so fiddly!
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Re: Small points
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 06:30:27 am »
I use the set track points in the fiddle yard and usually run diesel and electrics, again no trouble. When rule 1 requires an 0-6-0 then if the track is very clean again there is no trouble for the steamers (Farish panniers and a Jinty) but the class 08 shunter is a problem unless it's running at a very fast (unrealistic) speed.

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Re: Small points
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 03:16:05 pm »
If a #4 point would fit, then handlaid tracks ( https://www.handlaidtrack.com/af-n-t-4-me55 ) might be the ticket to go. With their templates it looks easy...

Else take Pecos e-frogs and carefully shorten them...
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Re: Small points
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 04:42:33 pm »
Would  a  three  way point  help ?
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