Pre-bent or Bendable Crossings ?

MarkInLA May 15, 2018

  1. MarkInLA

    MarkInLA TrainBoard Member

    Am I correct that unlike bendable switches (TOs), a bendable crossing can't be manufacured due to the 4 frogs not able to go from say, 90 Deg. to say, 73-ish Deg. and rail within the diamond not able to be bent to same radii as the approach tracks ? OR, are there now pre-curved HO diamonds on the market ?
  2. Mr. Trainiac

    Mr. Trainiac TrainBoard Member

    I don't know of any curved crossings for sale, but if you know how to hand lay track, a curved diamond is not impossible. If you wanted to, you might be able to buy an Atlas diamond at a similar degree to the one you need and cut it so you just have the frog piece in the middle. Then add that in the intersection of your two tracks. Here is a link to a blog about scratch building a curved diamond.

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