Ultimate 3-way CNC Planed Points purchase notes:
These Prototypically Accurate Switch Points are CNC machined from solid Nickel Silver rail. The Points are Prototypically THREE-WAY PLANED (Front, back and Undercut) and correctly pre-bent at the point of rail head contact to provide full thickness rail web wheel support, right to the tip, and straight inner railhead and consistent correct track gauge.
Model Railroad SWITCH POINTS are available in N Scale code 70, 55 or 40 rail.
NOTE: Because these model points are properly three-way planed, with an undercut, they clear and sit on the stock rail base, when closed, even on the smallest rail sizes. THUS IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO UNREALISTICLLY FILE AWAY MODEL TURNOUTS STOCK RAIL BASE AT ALL TO FIT AND USE THESE POINTS
All point profiles and angles of any particular rail size are normally SCALE independent. You only need to choose Rail Code, and Switch Type/length. to use these points for other scales
Points are supplied as Plain Milled Rail in pairs, for user cutting to exact required length on installation.
NOTE THE THREE WAY PLANING OF THE END OF THE POINTS
The Stock Rail is NOT cut away AT ALL on a typical Real Switch. Instead, the Point Rail is UNDERCUT at an angle, so it fits OVER the Stock Rail Base, And the INNER side of the point is also tapered, so the FULL THICKNESS of the RAIL WEB is available to SUPPORT the WEIGHT of Locomotives.
On the Prototype, AN UNSUPPORTED CUT AWAY STOCK RAIL WOULD COLLAPSE UNDER THE WEIGHT OF A TRAIN. It is not realistic to use simplified points that are not undercut.
SO ALL THE STORES MODEL POINTS ARE PROPERLY THREE-WAY PLANED, WITH AN UNDERCUT, EVEN ON THE SMALLEST RAIL SIZES.