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What dimensions have you used to lay out the ties?

Every railroad and modeler seems to use different standards when laying out the locations of ties in a turnout. So rather than trying to match any one railroad, we decided to use “typical” dimensions and just what “looks right.”

Ties for standard gauge turnouts are spaced 20″ apart and are scaled 9″ wide. Narrow gauge ties are typically spaced 22″ apart and are scaled 7″ wide. However, there are some exceptions where the spacing between ties can range from 21″ to 25″, and the ties can range from 5″ to 9″ wide. It’s best to check the specifications on our website for each particular narrow-gauge fixture.

The spacing of the ties is consistent throughout the turnout.

 

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