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The Dutch Drop, or Flying Switch as John Armstrong called it, is illustrated on page 7 of the Third Edition.
Right, unfortunately not practical for model railroads. Maybe with a surreptitious power truck in the car under separate DCC control. But that would be a lot of work for a parlor trick.

Burlington Bob

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But if someone could build a setup that worked and was able to pull it off at a show or somewhere with a good size crowd watching, he/she would certainly make a hit!:cool:


I remember reading about someone who'd put a flywheel in a box car to allow flying drops. My have been a G&D trick.

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