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    Who makes groundthrows that look like the prototype ones that look like one half of a bow and are painted yellow.

    Google only turns up pages and pages of Caboose industries ground throws.

    Thanks.

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    Sounds like you are referring to a harp-style, which was an old, old style, primarily used to throw the moveable rails for a stub switch (turnout). Instead of the turnout having moveable points, the rails leading into the diverging tracks moved to point at the desired route.

    Unfortunately, I don't know of a source for such a model. Might have to built them yourself. To see some full size harp stands go to http://timfloodrr.com.
    Last edited by trailrider; 02-27-2012 at 10:29 PM.

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    Are these the ones you are looking for?
    http://www.railwayeng.com/handstnd.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltr View Post
    Are these the ones you are looking for?
    http://www.railwayeng.com/handstnd.htm
    No, these are modern looking levers. I see them on the New Jersey transit/Amtrak northeast corridor between Trenton and New York city at switches leading to sidings. They are big loops and are painted yellow.

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    maybe you can post a photo?

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    These?



    They make them in HO, but I don't think they are operational.
    Eric from Boston, MA. Modeling Norfolk Southern and Pan Am Railways.

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    Could it be this "Back Safer" thing?

    http://www.gandbspecialties.com/Prod...ch_stands.html
    "Against dirty track, the Gods themselves contend in vain."

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    Quote Originally Posted by diburning View Post
    These?



    They make them in HO, but I don't think they are operational.
    That's them! But without the target. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John P View Post
    Could it be this "Back Safer" thing?

    http://www.gandbspecialties.com/Prod...ch_stands.html
    That's them too! Again, without the target.



    Thanks for the help.
    Last edited by Ken Portner; 02-28-2012 at 08:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Portner View Post
    Who makes groundthrows that look like the prototype ones that look like one half of a bow and are painted yellow.

    Google only turns up pages and pages of Caboose industries ground throws.

    Thanks.
    Are you looking for the ones with lanterns? Phil

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