Ground throws

In my opinion, the biggest problem with the Atlas C55 turnouts is the lack of a spring to lock the throw-bar in place. Here's an idea from another modeller that I found very useful as an interim measure until I could install push-rods:
http://www.telusplanet.net/public/crowley/ground_throws.htm

In order to avoid over stressing the throw-bar, I found that it's best to install the ear-ring back as you install the turnout, and then use rail cutters to cut the post off when you want to remove the back.

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