Skip to main content

Read a ton of threads on the topic of yard track spacing and the vast majority like 3.5" CTC.  In working on  new layout mockups  (and using RR-Track ver. 4.02) it appears that the Ross 200 / 201 switches (#4 at 14 degrees) provide the 3.5 spacing.  I was also able to check the roughly 3 inch spacing and it appears the #100 / 101 ( #5 at 11 degrees)  provides that if someone wants it.  Several in the past threads noted a 4 inch CTC option but I don't see a straight switch to accomplish this, without space consuming use of the transition pieces . Did I miss something?

Here are the #4 and #5 versions from RR-Track (#4 on top and #5 bottom).

switches and yard spacing

Attachments

Images (1)
  • switches and yard spacing
Original Post

Replies sorted oldest to newest

Thanks Dave, that is an easy approach- also good to know I did not miss one of the Ross switches that could do this directly.  I tried the 010 fitter with the #4 switches and looks like 4" on the button CTC.  It is the one on the top. So for any who look at this in the future (six inch RR-track grid):

Top: #4 switch ladder with 010 fitter track, 4" CTC.  Middle: #4 switches only, 3.5" CTC.  Bottom: #5 switches, 3" CTC

yard ladder options with fitter

Attachments

Images (1)
  • yard ladder options with fitter

Add Reply

Post
The Track Planning and Layout Design Forum is sponsored by

AN OGR FORUM CHARTER SPONSOR
OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×
×