# Maximum value of 'throw of switch' for Broad gauge track is:

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Maximum value of 'throw of switch' for Broad gauge track is:
1. 89 mm
2. 95 mm
3. 100 mm
4. 115 mm

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : 115 mm

Explanation

Throw of switch:

(i) It is the distance between the running face of the stock rail and the toe of the tongue rail.

(ii) Its limiting values are 95-115 mm for BG routes and 89-100 mm for MG routes.

Some other important terms are as follows:

Switch angle: It is the angle between the gauge faces of the stock rail and the tongue angle.

Heel clearance: It is the distance between the running edge of the stock rail and the switch rail at the switch heel.

Its recommended value on BG is 133 mm, 121 mm to 117 mm for MG and 98 mm for NG track respectively.

Check rails: These are the rails provided to guide the wheel flanges, while the opposite wheel is jumping the gap.

Flange way clearance: It is the distance between the adjacent faces of the stock rail and the check rail. Its minimum value is 60 mm.