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To-Scale Switches and Slips (part.2), by Dr. Norbert Aust (Switchdoc)
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Well, just to show the flexibility we have in Trainz and to give some idea of the visual impression, the siding for loading is connected using switches 1: 9, I think the difference is clearly to be seen (Fig.35).


fig.16

To operate the switches we eventually will have to use the menu found in the HUD in the Driver module by clicking the lever with the LMB (Fig.36). Clicking the field containig the name of the actual switch a drop down menue opens, where we can select our switch.


fig.17

But hopefully Yardmaster will offer some better method for operating switches and slips. Our slip is completed. Well finally here are just some shots as appatizers for you to build to-scale switches in the future:

This is how a consist would look, that leaves the siding after waiting for a faster train to pass (Fig.37, Fig.38):


fig.37 and fig.38

And here is a freighttrain lead onto the opposing track with a 1200 1 : 18.5 connection (Figs.39, 40, 41):


fig.39, fig.40 and fig.41

This connection is about 130m in length, about 1.5m in HO modelling scale.

Now finally: take a guess, where my nickname switchdoc in Trainz is derived from ...

 

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