So I’m going to switch my Fastrack hybrid layout - currently 048 curves with 036 manual switches - over to 060 curves and 060 switches. But I have a figment question regarding the length of the straight part of the switches that has me puzzled.
Since all my 036 switches have a 10” straight, it was easy to swap in an 036 switch as I began to build my layout by removing a 10” straight. But - according to Lionel, the 060 switches have a 14 1/2” straight piece. It would be nice to pull two 10” straights and install the 14 1/2” switch plus a 5 1/2” - easy, right? But nowhere do I see a 5 1/2” straight piece of three rail Fastrack; only 4 1/2” and 5” plus the shorter fitter pieces that don’t seem to add mathematically in any combination to get 20” total?
So, I took all the math courses in high school and college - including Calculus! - but I can’t figure this one out! What am I missing? Help!
*Scratching my head...