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Scottbe8
July 19th, 2012, 06:39 PM
Just wondering if there's anything like that out there. This webpage (http://www.gricer.com/gct/gct-intro.html) suggests that these types of frogs exist in Grand Central Terminal, on slip, double-slip, and crossing junctions.

cascaderailroad
July 19th, 2012, 08:54 PM
Since only 3 FT tracks in Trainz have actual movable points, none in Trainz have movable frogs.

I have seen some on UP where when the points move, the frog actualy pivots and locks, making railcar flanges picking and jumping a frog virtually nonexistant.

Since Grand Central Terminal has some pretty high speed track and switchs ... probably they employ them.

I think PRR and NYC used them, so it's not a brand new invention.

JCitron
July 19th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Just wondering if there's anything like that out there. This webpage (http://www.gricer.com/gct/gct-intro.html) suggests that these types of frogs exist in Grand Central Terminal, on slip, double-slip, and crossing junctions.

I visited this layout back in the NMRA 50th Anniversary Boston show. It's awesome and totally amazing how it works.

There are "animated" switches in Trainz, but they are fixed-track objects if this is what you're asking about.

John

Scottbe8
July 20th, 2012, 07:45 AM
Alright, thank you.