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CORRECTING & ADJUSTING EARLY TOMALCO TURNOUTS

~ Updated Friday, February 06, 2009 ~


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The next step is to check the "flangeways" and the "back-to-back" clearances. If either of these are too tight, the backsides of your wheelsets will "ride up" atop the rails.

As you can see in this photo, the frog flangeways are OK. ( Each is wider than the "check" portion of the gauge.] Because these are castings, this should always remain consistant. As in: If one is "right", they should all be right.

But, as you can see, the back-to-back distance is off by about .020" [0.5mm). This then is where the problem lies.

So before you go off and start filing on the frog, follow the links on these pages to see how we "fixed" ours.

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