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I'm considering getting a AristoCraft #6 Wye Switch.  Would it be okay for MTH engines.  Like the Hudson, GS-4, BigBoy, Dash-8

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I have a USAT GG1, very big (1:29 and 36+" long) and close in wheel arrangement to the Challenger, goes right through my #6's.  Anything sharper in radius, NG, hope that helps.    

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Nick,

Are you referring to a regular #6 ?  My question is about a #6 Wye   Which from what someone told me is actually (2) #3's

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Yardtrain, the #6 wye is still a #6 in each direction from straight.  That is how the # was derived.  

Edit:  maybe the pics will clear up how you are being misguided:  The #6 is NOT 6' radius.  Attached is a pic of a 10' Diameter switch laid on top of a #6 switch.  The radius of the #6 is much bigger than the 10' diameter switch.  Also the #6 is better than 50% longer than the 10' one.  The GG1 would constantly derail on the 10' while passing right through the #6.    If I may add, my 1: 29 Hudson was easily able to negotiate the 10' radius switch so the 1: 32 MTH Hudson will breeze right through. 

 

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The Aristo #6 Wye is a #6 switch...whoever called it 2 number 3's obviously doesn't know their ass from their elbow!

 

Here's a #6 lying on top compared to a #6 wye...The largest engine I own is a USA Trains Big Boy that will absolutely not handle any curve tighter than a 16' diameter and it will handle #6 switches...because that's what they are.

 

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Here I offset the #6 a bit so can see the #6 wye underneath and how the radius of diverging track is exactly the same.

 

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Bottoms...

 

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Chuck, a much better example than what I tried to show, and I agree with your assessment of the person who advised him of 2 #3's.  

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On 2/5/2021 at 11:05 AM, Yardtrain said:

I'm considering getting a AristoCraft #6 Wye Switch.  Would it be okay for MTH engines.  Like the Hudson, GS-4, BigBoy, Dash-8

Yes

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On 2/16/2021 at 4:32 PM, Chuck said:

The Aristo #6 Wye is a #6 switch...whoever called it 2 number 3's obviously doesn't know their ass from their elbow!

 

Chuck,  Thank you for the pictures of the switches.  Why did they make the switch naming so confusing?  So a #6 WYE is basically a #6 switch but it turns left and right instead of Straight and left or right

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