Why are the crossties available at the same thickness as wood ties, but the turnout ties are not?

It isn't necessary to have the turnout PC board ties the same thickness as the wood ties as a fixture built turnout will simply sit on top of the wood ties. The clearance under the PC board tie is easily hidden when ballasted in place. With cross ties we found it works better to have them full thickness and the same height as the wood ties.

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