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Hirth Hobbies 0 Gauge

(Chicago, USA)

Hirth Hobbies manufactured switches, or turnouts. They were high speed turnouts, known as 100 MPH turnouts or Century turnouts and whilst compatible with Lionel and similar tinplate track, were large radius. The exact dimension to be confirmed, but certainly larger than 072 (36 inch radius). The high speed turnouts did not include built in throws, relying on under baseboard motors or third party switch throws.


Hirth Hobbies high speed 100 MPH turnout, right hand

Hirth Hobbies high speed 100 MPH turnout, left hand

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