MICRO ENGINEERING, LADDER TRACK SYSTEM
TURNOUT HO SCALE CODE 83, #5d #14-716 Left Hand
#5d Intermediate Ladder
This turnout has the same shortened Frog End as the #5c turnout, ending just past the frog and guard rails at the Frog End of the turnout. At the Point End of the turnout, the Through Track and the curved Diverging Track from the previous turnout has, in effect, been made part of the #5d turnout. The two modified ends allow the #5d turnout to overlap the previous turnout and to be overlapped by the next turnout, thus saving space.
How and where to use
- The #5d Intermediate Ladder turnout is usually used after the #5c turnout near the start of a ladder track or after another #5d to continue adding body tracks. Generally, a series of #5d¬ís are used, one after the other, for most of the body tracks of a yard making the #5d the mostly widely used turnout for most ladder tracks. The #5d provides 2-1/16 inch track spacing between body tracks.
- Point End: The Point End of the #5d turnout must connect to either a #5c turnout or another #5d turnout of the same hand.
- Frog End: Another #5d or a #5e turnout, of the same hand, must be attached to the Frog End of the #5d turnout.
¬†MSRP $29.95¬† ¬†Photo courtesy Micro Engineering
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