What dimensions have you used to lay out the ties?

Every railroad and every modeler seems to use different standards when laying out the positions of ties in a turnout. So rather than trying to match any one railroad we decided to use "typical" dimensions and just what "looks right".

Ties for standard gauge turnouts are spaced 20" apart and are a scaled 9" wide. Narrow gauge ties are typically spaced 22" apart and are scaled 7" wide. However, there are some exceptions where the spacing between ties can range from 21" to 25" and the ties can range from 5" to 9" wide. It's best to check the specifications on our website for each particular narrow gauge fixture.

The spacing of the ties is consistent throughout the turnout.

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