The Stub Turnout Template will generate an accurate drawing of a stub
turnout in many popular scales and gauges. The various settings below may be
modified to fit particular prototypes and model hardware. There are also
options to control many layout options, such as the position of the
switch-stand.

Scale, Gauge:

Ties:

Switch-stand Position:

Turnout:

Frog Tie:

Switch-stand Tie:

Drawing Scale:

Tie Spacing:

(Proto)

Switch-stand Spacing:

(Actual)

Units:

Tie Size:

wid x
len (Proto)

N: Frog Number

F: Frog Angle (Rad)

F = 2 atan(1 / (2 N))

Fd: Frog Angle (Deg)

Fd = 180 F / pi

R: Radius

Rmax: Maximum Radius

Rmax = (Pa + Pb - 1.5 Gl) / (F - tan(F / 2))

Pi: Point of Intersect

Pi = R tan(F / 2)

Pc: Point of Curve

Pc = Pi + Pi cos(F)

G: Track Gauge

H: Half Gauge

H = G / 2

Pa: Point A

Pa = H / tan(F)

Pb: Point B

Pb = H / sin(F)

Pf: Theor. Pt. of Frog

Pf = Pi + Pa + Pb

Pf = 2 √

R G

Ph: 1/2" Pt. of Frog

Ph = N cos(F / 2) / 2 / Scale

Fl: Flangeway

Fg: Frog Gap

Fg = Ph + 2 Fl / tan(F)

Gl: Guard Length

Gl = 2 Fl / tan(F)

Pf3: Pt of Frog Wye & 3-Way

Pf3 = Pi + Pa

Pf3 = √

2 R H - H^{2}

N3: Three Number

N3 = 1 / tan(F3)

F3: Three Angle (Rad)

F3 = 2 asin(Pf3 / R)

F3d: Three Angle (Deg)

F3d = 180 F3 / pi

D: Throw Distance

S: Stub Length

S = √

2 R D + D^{2}

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LEGEND: Scale: xx pixels per inch, Grid: 1 inch.

TIE COUNT:

Notes:

Pf or Pf3 in RED indicates that the frog is curved.

Rail on ties with an X on them are not spiked (these are the stub rails).

The tie layout routine puts a tie right at the last spike point before stub rails begin.

The tie layout routine either straddles the frog point with two ties
or puts a tie directly under the point.