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    Default Track on a Trestle

    I have the need to create a turnout on a trestle. I have used several trestles from the DLS that have "track" installed but I cannot create a turnout when I try to attach an adjoining trestle/track. I have used trestles without track, then placed a track on top. This allows me to create turnouts on the trestle. Of course I have to match the spline points of the track with the trestle so both line up correctly. This seams like a lot of extra work.

    Question: Is there a trestle with a track attached that allows me to create a turnout with less work? Or, is there a way to attach a track to a trestle that will do the same? I am using PEVSoft Attachment Maker.

    Didrik
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    My suggestion would be to use a small section of normal track for the switch and either side of it.
    Not prototypical, but works. Then place a butress under the switch.
    Cheers,
    Mike

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    I never drive on, or connect my single track, to the track that is pre-installed in tunnels, on trestles, and bridges.

    I place single track, floating bridge track 0.02m higher than the original track below, and slide it into place overtop, in register with, covering up the original track below.

    You can even use BNSF50 Invisatrack, slid into place, to drive on, over bridges, trestles, and tunnels
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    The problem you are having is the trestle is a bridge, or in the config.txt is a kind bridge.

    I got around this by cloning the bridge I wanted to use and then removing the attached track. This means removing the reference to the track not only where it specifies the track kuid, but also in the kuid-table.

    Once the track was removed, I had the trestle without rails on it. From that point on it was only a matter of placing the empty trestle then carefully placing my other track with the switches on it as I wanted. For my particular trestle, I used these briges:

    <kuid2:46819:38130:1> JJS_Deck_Girder_4_Meter_Dbl
    <kuid2:46819:38133:1> JJS_Pratt_Truss_Deck_4_Meter

    These empty deck girder and Pratt truss-type deck girder bridges are also useful for abandoned lines which are so common where I live especially among the mills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCitron View Post
    The problem you are having is the trestle is a bridge, or in the config.txt is a kind bridge.

    I got around this by cloning the bridge I wanted to use and then removing the attached track. This means removing the reference to the track not only where it specifies the track kuid, but also in the kuid-table.

    Once the track was removed, I had the trestle without rails on it. From that point on it was only a matter of placing the empty trestle then carefully placing my other track with the switches on it as I wanted. For my particular trestle, I used these briges:

    <kuid2:46819:38130:1> JJS_Deck_Girder_4_Meter_Dbl
    <kuid2:46819:38133:1> JJS_Pratt_Truss_Deck_4_Meter

    These empty deck girder and Pratt truss-type deck girder bridges are also useful for abandoned lines which are so common where I live especially among the mills.
    This is what I am doing now. I have a trestle with no track <kuid:204652:100597> and am floating a bridge track on top. I was hoping there was an easier method. Apparently not.
    Thanks for your help.
    Didrik

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