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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Some Info You Might be Interested In

Before the next Post on the using the Right O'Way Street Turnout Point/Mate castings. If you are using or plan on using these castings you should take a look at Terry Gaskin's Blog  He is building street turnouts using the ROW castings.

Next, Jay Criswell the new owner of ROW has rewritten the instructions which come with the Street Turnout Paint/Mate castings. The instructions are easier to read and understand.

Since Jay is the new owner of the Proto48 products, he gave me authorization to publish the instruction sheet which came with the Protocraft turnout castings. You may find the information of the location of the overhead wire frog on the bottom of page one interesting. On page 2 is an interesting drawing with measurements. Both of these pieces of information will help you in building your layout.
 The drawing in the lower left shows where the overhead wire frog should be located.

Note the measurements included in the drawing at the top of the page.

More in the next Post. Cheers,


  1. Hi Ed,
    I'm curious, I've received a couple of requests for a #4 frog in code 125 (actually maybe 100 also). Do you, or your fellow modelers want something like this produced. In Code 125 I have a bunch of 10' points.

  2. Jay, a plain #4 frog without bolts/nuts in code 125 and code 100 rail would be appreciated. Modelers with a small terminal freight and/or interurban layout need to be able to fit a smaller than a #5 turnout into their layout.

    The code 125 10 foot long points would be correct for a #4 frog turnout. For O scale code 125 is just about the standard for traction excluding main-line railroads.

    Thanks for asking!