.....with two point motors attached. A1 condition, £15.01 which I reckon was
a real bargain - equivalent new price about £29.00. At the same time, I saw
a 2nd hand 3 way point and 2 motors go for £31.00, which is about £7 over
the price to buy new.
Anyway, I have always wanted a dbl slip - looks good, but any suggestions as
to its typical prototype use? I am currently boarding out the loft in the
new house after a 4 year delay, and reckon to be starting a new 12 x 7
layout around summertime, so still at the planning stage, and would like to
have the slip properly deployed.
In the throat of a double-tracked terminal station as a space-saver.
x / a
The crossing at x would be a double slip. There would be regular
turnouts at a, b and c.
Most likely to be used at the entrance/exit to a busy station (the trains
entrance that is!!) and would be used to permit a train entering one track
of the slip to either slip and exit on road A or by crossing over to road B.
By the same token, the second line into the crossing could either slip to
road B or cross over to road A. Also likely to be found in any goods yard
where a lot of shunting is taking place. Less common nowadays with our more
'rational' track layouts. Plenty of examples in books containing old track
There's an example in "Simple Model Railway Layouts" (which has recently
been reprinted) of an O Gauge Light Railway station plan which could be
built using a conventional crossover at both ends but a slip point would
allow much more flexibility in running. Incidentally, does anyone know the
author of this book as it is not credited anywhere?