Proto48 Prefab Turnouts


Protocraft’s number 8 right hand prefab turnout – Photo from Protocraft website


Protocraft’s number 8 left hand prefab turnout – Photo from Protocraft website

I was on the Protocraft site last night and noticed a pair of new prefab turnouts have been added to their line.  Protocraft is offering both a left and a right hand turnout built with Parts from John Pautz of American Swith and Signal. The description on the site explains what they are:

Prefabricated turnout ready to install.  Compliments Protocraft’s Code 125 flex-track.  Built by Brad Strong of Signature Switch Co for Protocraft.  Right-O-Way Code 125 rail and highly detailed #8 frog and track parts cast in nickel silver from patterns by John Pautz.  $99.95 each, plus shipping.

This is great news for those folks that have thought about modeling in Proto48 but did not want to build their own turnouts. One more excuse not to model in Proto48 removed.

I plan to build my own turnouts. I don’t find it difficult and I enjoy building track. So these turnouts are not a product that I’ve been waiting for. But as a Proto48 modeler, I’m very glad to see them produced.