Rerailer track sections are also made; some look like road crossings. I prefer the straight ones over those that are curved. There are also track crossings at various angles to allow tracks to cross one another or to make figure eights.
A device that straddles a railroad rail to assist it putting derailed cars back on the track. The derailed wheel is rolled onto the rerailer which guides the wheel back onto the track. Also called a Rerail Frog.
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I put in rerailers at the places where the street crosses the tracks, and had to build up the area so cars could pass over the crossings. Once past the crossings, I laid down some medium ballast to resemble a dirt road at each end.
Rerailer A heavy metal casting which was designed to be placed near a derailed wheelset of a locomotive or car, for the purpose of guiding the wheelset back onto the rail.
The section of the re-railer attached to the gate is also attached with four wood screws, but the holes in the rerailer for these four screws are slotted to allow plus or minus 1/8' lateral adjustment.
Rerailers help keep the trains on track. Turnouts (switches) will allow trains to move to other tracks. (more below) Terminal rerailer connects the tracks to the electricity. Rail joiners Stamped metal sleeve to join the rails electrically.
though most HO sets have a "rerailer," it still thwarts small hands. HO is good for the average child 10 and over, and 8 or 9 only if there is model building experience and parental supervision.
See also: Track, Switch, Scale, Train, Engine