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    Originally posted by emccamey


    Pat,

    The 'closed frog' is a one piece construction of the wing rails, closure rails, and the points. The assembly will move in tandem via a pivot point mid-way in the closure area.

    It means the route of selection has NO gap at the frog. It's an adaptation of the old Truescale turnouts from back in the 1950s.

    Operationally - works great. Appearance is toy like and the resulting gaps of the non-selected route appear funny. With some careful attention to the pivot point, the gaps can be narrowed down and appearance greatly improved. Advantage is the turnouts are just like regular running track - almost guaranteed derail free (when done correctly).

    -ed-


    Ed, explanation much appreciated. Do you perhaps have a pic of an "improved" version? Pat

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    • No picture. I had one of the Truescale units back in the early 60s - worked fine - but the non-prototypical appearance was a bad turn off.

      I recall an HO hand built version that looked actually quite well on one of the Atlanta NMRA national tours (1995? - gee I've slept since then), but no pictures or details or were memory retained.

      -ed-

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      • Hi Chuck, I've been away for most of the summer. What a treat it is to come back on the forum to be graced with your wonderful testimonial of the convention in pictures and words! Being a Boston and Maine modeller, I was thrilled to see the many New England based layouts you visited. Thank you so much for taking the time to post all these images and provide the narrative. The modelling on the tables, as always, is top notch! :up: :up:
        Mike Hamer

        Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

        http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca

        http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca

        http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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        • Thanks anyway Ed for the info, Pat

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            Originally posted by bitlerisvj


            I bet the bascule bridge was built by Bill Day, he is a wonderful gentleman and a very good scratch builder. His specialty is in animation. He feels he needs to make the models move. It gives them an additonal dimension. He does like to build bridges also.

            Regards, Vic Bitleris


            Does anyone know how to get in touch with Bill Day?

            I am contemplating building a similiar bridge, and would love to hear more about his modelling techniques.

            I can also remember reading in MR about a modeller that built bridges like this in 0-scale.

            All information on the subject would be appreciated!
            --

            Remembrance of Trains Past

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            • He is an officer of the NMRA's Potomac Division. His contact info is on page 2 of their latest newsletter:

              http://home.comcast.net/~potomac_nmr...012-Edited.pdf

              Chuck

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              • quote:


                Originally posted by wvrr


                He is an officer of the NMRA's Potomac Division. His contact info is on page 2 of their latest newsletter:

                http://home.comcast.net/~potomac_nmr...012-Edited.pdf

                Chuck


                Thanks a lot, Chuck!
                --

                Remembrance of Trains Past

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