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John Cutler

    I finally built a 1 in 5 turnout to the loose-heeled template from Templot.
    But as suggested by Martin Wynne, it is not loose-heeled.
    So no complications with pivots.
    This has resulted in the blades being a bit stiff.
    However, I have tested with short-wheeled rolling stock and so far there are no problems.
    It will be a while before I test under traction as I need to sort out actuation and wire everything up.
    The real test comes with a tender loco.
    But if it fails, it will be no worse than my previous efforts with an A4 (and an A5 come to that).