These new turnouts are made to the usual high standard expected from PECO, with highly detailed rail fixings and sleeper (tie) reproduction. The design is based on the common narrow gauge practice of not using baseplates, but rather fixing the rail direct to the sleeper (tie). The Code 70 rail used in these models is nickel silver. Geometry is based on the NMRA standards.
The UNIFROG design is a new development for PECO. In these turnouts the stock-rails are wired to the centre-rails at the factory, which in turn are connected to the corresponding frog-rail. This means that the turnout is completely live (except for the tip of the frog) with no extra wiring needed.
The frog tip and wing rails are connected, and have a wire attached underneath, allowing the