Not sure where you get that they would be longer? If your standard points are a solid piece of rail leading from the frog, a stub rail would actually only be about as long as the points on a hinged Atlas snap-switch.The moving rails I think would need to be around 20% longer than than points we are used to.
On standard moving point rails located within a model turnout, the rails are super thin at the turnouts entry point to facilitate easement into desired route. In the version we are speaking of here (which I happen to like) the pivot point of the moving rails, that is not in the photo you presented, would seem to me to be a bit of a 'jerk' to the wheel trucks if said rails are not long enough. Therefore, seems to me that the moving rails would need to be longer to aleviate that somewhat. Just my thoughts really. What do I know about it? Nothing-heh. Just logic in my mind.Not sure where you get that they would be longer? If your standard points are a solid piece of rail leading from the frog, a stub rail would actually only be about as long as the points on a hinged Atlas snap-switch.
I'm just happy to be modeling turn of the century narrow gauge... gives me the opportunity to add some of these in my layout.
Not in the smaller scales. The rails would be too close together, making it to easy to pick the points.Not the same thing. In the link to the picture I did, the single set of tracks is moved to align with Right, Left or Straight Through tracks.
That is what I was referring to. It's very different than 2 sets of points one right behind the other, and 2 controls.
It would require a 3 position switch however, in either manual or electric.
To me, it would much simpler.
Ross Custom made it.
Original woody's workshop;
Manufacturers make things in order to sell enough of them to make a profit. Tooling costs are very high, so no company is going to make something that there won't be a lot of demand for. This is one of the advantages of building your own turnouts. You can make any size, shape or configuration that you need. The photo of the three-rail model says it was custom made by someone named Ross. Whoever Ross is, he probably scratchbuilt this unusual turnout because he could not buy one. The reason he couldn't buy it ready made is that there would be no profit in commercial production of a rather odd turnout that would be unlikely to sell in quantity.