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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:41 am    Post subject: Turnout Reply with quote

An arrangement of rails permitting two railway tracks to diverge or converge.

Used: railway engineering.

Cross reference: points, turnout.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UK: In 'real' practice 'point' is used instead. 'Turnout' can be used to refer to the curved track in a set of points, particularly in relation to the speed limit applying on that track. It is however a particularly useful term for model use, since 'switch' and 'point' both have alternative meanings which are easily confused!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:12 pm    Post subject: Points etc Reply with quote

NSW usage by civil engineers is lead, presumably used elsewhere?
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