Aristo craft points

PhilP

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It'll be on the box - hence my .............................. :mask:
Yeah-but, seeing as they are not a portion of the circumference of a circle, they do not have a 'radius'..

I was thinking more of how you identify the 'size' (sic) of the point..
I think the 'point-number' is the number of degrees, between the straight and diverging rails?? - So a lower number is a 'gentler' divergence from straight-through..

Trying to compare them with (say) LGB larger radius points, or working out 'roughly' what sort of radius/diameter would match-up, is my problem.

But I am guessing you would not tend to have a curve straight off a point, prototypically? :wondering::think:

PhilP.
 

Rhinochugger

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Yeah-but, seeing as they are not a portion of the circumference of a circle, they do not have a 'radius'..

I was thinking more of how you identify the 'size' (sic) of the point..
I think the 'point-number' is the number of degrees, between the straight and diverging rails?? - So a lower number is a 'gentler' divergence from straight-through..

Trying to compare them with (say) LGB larger radius points, or working out 'roughly' what sort of radius/diameter would match-up, is my problem.

But I am guessing you would not tend to have a curve straight off a point, prototypically? :wondering::think:

PhilP.
The first two Aristo points are radiused - 8ft and 10ft (diameters)

It's only the 'Large' radius, #6, that follows the US principles of the frog angle.
 

Greg Elmassian

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Well as you accurately pointed out in post #2, there are only 3 types.

There is a R1, the "wide radius" and the #6.

The number 6 has a long cast metal frog, and because the switch is so long, hard to confuse with any other USA type other than the USA Trains.
USAT is brass only and cast brass frog.
Aristo is cast chrome-like frog.

The Aristo WR has a curved diverging route, and plastic frog and plastic guard rails.

The Aristo R1 looks like the LGB (which it was copied from), I've never touched one (and don't want to)

There are several part numbers for the WR switch, what the OP asked about (I've included the R1 switches too)

Here's the R1 units

11200 right hand, euro style, brass, manual
11205 right hand, euro style, brass, remote
11210 left hand, euro style, brass, manual
11215 left hand, euro style, brass, remote

30300 right hand, usa style, brass, manual
30310 right hand, usa style, brass, remote
30350 left hand, usa style, brass, manual
30360 left hand, usa style, brass, remote

The WR (10' diameter)

30370 right hand, usa style, brass, manual
30380 left hand, usa style, brass manual

20370 right hand, usa style, SS, manual
20380 left hand, usa style, SS, manual
 

PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
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Thanks, All..

Now I just have to remember it! ;)