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Peco SL-U77 Small Radius Curved Left Hand, COde 100, OO Gauge

by Peco

Adapted from the existing PECO Setrack Curved turnout, this brand new development allows us to add a really useful component into the classic Streamline OO/HO Code 100 range. At last we are able to offer a tighter radius turnout for Streamline users, something that has been requested on and off for a long time. 

Curved turnouts are fantastic space savers and their benefits are often overlooked. Given that so many layouts are built to be located in small spaces the use of curved turnouts ought to be greater than it is, so these new Streamline turnouts may well address many concerns that modellers have when planning their model railway.

This turnout has been derived from the existing Setrack curved turnout the geometry departs from the common frog angle adopted by the Streamline system (which is based on a common frog angle of 12 degrees) - this turnout has a 11.25 degree frog angle and the inner radius is just 438mm, or 17.2 inches. This should not be seen as any disadvantage and the real benefit is that they will allow much tighter access where it is needed, such as in restricted places where a layout has to loop around into a fiddle yard, for example.  The standard Streamline curved turnout has a minimum inside radius of 762mm, 30 inches, so the difference is quite clear to see.

Technical Specification:

  • Length: 168mm
  • Radius: 438mm
  • SL-10 Conducting Rail Joiners: Nickel Silver for PECO Code 100 track
  • SL-11 Insulated Rail Joiners for PECO Code 100 track
  • SL-14 Track Fixing Pins: Chemically blackened mild steel for unobtrusively pinning down trackwork