Switches and Angle crossings 

Switch description
Code
Brass
Ni-Silver
Stainless
Mainline curve #4. 40/90" radius. 45mm
SW 4 CRV XX
$118.00

$129.00
Mainline small WYE #4. 90" radius. 45mm
SW 4 WYE XX
$92.50
$106.90
$97.50
Mainline large WYE. #6 158" radius.45mm
SW 6 WYE XX
$111.50
$128.95
$118.50
Mainline #6. 90" radius.45mm
SW 6 XX
$111.50
$128.95
$118.50
Mainline #8. 158" radius. 45mm
SW 8 XX
$166.50
$189.95
$175.50
Mainline #10. 247" radius. 45mm
SW 10 XX
$180.00
$207.95$193.00





Narrow gauge #3. 24" radius. 45mm
SW 3 NG XX
$92.50


Narrow gauge #4. 40" radius. 45mm
SW 4 NG XX
$92.50
$106.90
$97.50
Narrow gauge curve #4. 40/90" radius. 45mm
SW 4 NG CRV XX
$118.00

$129.00
Narrow gauge small WYE #4. 90" radius. 45mm
SW 4 NG WYE XX
$92.50
$106.90
$97.50
Narrow gauge #6. 90" radius. 45mm
SW 6 NG XX
$107.50
$128.95
$118.50
Narrow gauge #8. 158" radius. 45mm
SW 8 NG XX
$166.50
$189.95
$175.50





Dual gauge traverser, changes the O gauge from one side to the other
SW DG TRA BR
$82.00


"O" gauge #6. 32mm
SW6 OG XX
$107.50


 Dual gauge #6. 45mm and 32mm
SW 6 DG XX
$245.00


Partial dual gauge #6 45 and 32 mm, only the O gauge is switchable. SW 6 DGP XX$125.00

#3 angle crossing 45mm. Use with 4 SW 6 switches for a crossover
AC3 XX
$109.75


#4 angle crossing 45mm. Use with 4 SW 8 switches for a crossover
AC4 XX
$124.75
$128.50

45 degree crossing 45mm. 
AC45 XX
$164.00
$168.00

 

Ordering

Switches come with 3 railjoiners per switch. Replace the XX in the codes below by the material type, BR for brass, NS for Nickel Silver and SS for stainless. Then add LH or RH at the end for left or right hand. E.g. an SW 6 NG SS RH is a #6 switch, narrow gauge, stainless steel, right hand.


Please scroll to bottom of page for pictures!

Switches

Please click on the General tab for full information on the types of switch

Switch with switchstand and  hidden pneumatic actuator

A crossover using 4 #6 switches and a #3 crossing. Total length 72", total width across ties 11.5", distance between centerlines 8.25"

SW 6 DG BR LH (Dual 32/45mm gauge 90" radius) 

Custom curved switch 60"/ 84" radii

Switchstand and Groundthrow

Our beautiful switchstand is much admired by all in the hobby. Made from a brass casting with brass machined components, it stands 3 1/2" high.

Our groundthrow is n/c machined in brass and stainless steel for a precision movement and years of trouble free service.

SW ST                      $25.90
SW GT                      $20.95

The travel on our stands and throws can be altered by turning the adjustment screw on the crank. Sunset Valley switches have a 1/4" throw, other switches may differ. You should adjust the travel to be slightly more than the throw of the switch, so that the switch points push against the outer rails and hold tight against them at each end of the stroke.

Installation 

Take a heavy paperclip, approximately 1 7/8" long (size not critical), bend it in stages as shown in the photo to the final shape. The length should be 2 3/8" long. Drill a .043" (#57) hole in the center of the circular dimple next to the oval hole in the switch throwbar. Push the paperclip ends in the throwbar hole and the groundthrow adjustment screw. With the switch point rails firmly against the RH stock rail, position the groundthrow on the headstock ties, mark the 4 holes and drill through with a .073" (#49) drill. Screw the groundthrow to the ties with 2-56 x 3/8" screws. Check that the groundthrow correctly throws the switch. The travel is altered by the adjustment screw, make sure there is some over travel at each end. The paperclip loop takes up the tension to ensure a positive force.  

We also make a complete line of pneumatic actuators, see pneumatics page

SW6 NG BR RH

SW10 BR RH

Switch actuators

Sunset Valley Railroad LLC

SW GT

SW ST

Custom dual gauge, 32/45mm, 90" radius, brass

SW DG TRA

SW6 DG BR RH

SW 4 BR WYE

 AC45 BR

SW6 BR RH

SW3 NG BR RH

Custom 3-way, 45mm gauge, 90" radius, brass

SW 4 CRV SS LH

SW8 BR RH

Custom switches

You may have a special requirement for a switch that is not standard. Give us a call or email with what you need and we'll quote you to make up a special. For example a curved switch with different radii, a crossing with a particular angle or 3-way switch. We can make them to order, in 32 and 45mm, in brass, stainless and nickel silver, all in our code 250 rail. See bottom of page for some examples of our custom switches

SW4 NG BR RH

SW6 OG BR RH

Custom #6 crossing, 32mm gauge, brass

 AC3 BR

Switch technical specifications


Code
Frog
Angle
Radius
Length
SW 3
3
18.4 deg  (1 in 3)
24"
15"
SW 4
4
14.0 deg  (1 in 4)
40"
19"
SW 4 WYE
4
14.0 deg
90"
19"
SW 4 CRV
4
14.0 deg
40/90"
21"
SW 6
6
9.5 deg (1 in 6)
90"
26"
SW 6 WYE
6
9.5 deg
158"
26"
SW 8
8
7.1 deg (1 in 8)
158"
35"
SW 10
10
5.7 deg (1 in 10)
247"
40"
AC 3
3
18.4 deg
n/a
20"
AC 4
4
14.0 deg
n/a
22"
AC45
1
45 deg (1 in 1)
n/a
14"