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Peco Turnout and Frogs

Sharad from India asks:

“I have always bought Bachmann & Hornby locos. My latest acquisitions are Bachmann: Pere Marquette 1218 (2-8-4) & Santa Fe 5034 (2-10-4). I did buy these big locos. Later I realized that I will require bigger # turnouts and frogs. Can you suggest which ones to use from PECO?”

2 Responses to Peco Turnout and Frogs

  • phil johnsonsays:

    I would suggest nothing smaller than a #5 turnout, #7 7 curved turnout and a #6 crossover

  • Frank Bsays:

    The loco manufacturer’s specification will tell you the minimum track radius required for any particular loco (or you can determine it by experiment, trying the loco on different radiuses of curved track).

    The turnout manufacturer’s specification will tell you the radius of the curved track on your turnout.

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