Quad Branch-Merge Junction

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Speculation of angled track in the [[Nightly build]]s under existing bridges will allow at least a 50% increase in [[trains|train]] [[Show vehicle speed|speed]]; eliminating eight turns that reduce train speed to below 100mph (161kph).  The sharpest turns are illustrated in [[Media:Sharpcorners.PNG|Figure B.]]
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Speculation of angled track in the [[Nightly build|nightly builds]] under existing bridges will allow at least a 50% increase in [[trains|train]] [[Show vehicle speed|speed]]; eliminating eight turns that reduce train speed to below 100mph (161kph).  The sharpest turns are illustrated in [[Media:Sharpcorners.PNG|Figure B.]]
  
 
[[image:Sharpcorners.PNG|thumb|Figure B.]]
 
[[image:Sharpcorners.PNG|thumb|Figure B.]]

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Quad Branch-Merge Junction


The Quad Branch-Merge Junction is the direct evolution of the Branch-Merge Junction and Dual Branch-Merge Junction; allowing four entrances and four exits, in essence doubling the appropriation power of a Dual Branch-Merge Junction. Although still in it's infancy, the quad branch-merge junction is able to handle quite a load of large trains (20 cars) with very few backups. (Figure A.)

Figure A.


Speculation of angled track in the nightly builds under existing bridges will allow at least a 50% increase in train speed; eliminating eight turns that reduce train speed to below 100mph (161kph). The sharpest turns are illustrated in Figure B.

Figure B.
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