Someone needs to produce a scale model of the various ground throws used in yards and on industrial sidings on North American railways. The model doesn’t have to actually operate the points of a turnout. We already have plenty of ways to make the points move thanks to products like the Blue Point and Tortoise. It would be nice if the indicator flags on the scale ground throw rotated, but I would be happy with a static, injection molded detail part. The flag rotation is an easy add-on.
In Canada, CN and CP designed their switch stands, and scale versions of these are available. But The Racor Model 20 is one of the common devices used by railways that didn’t see the need to reinvent what was already being done well. I’ve included photos of one that I found in the former Fisher Yard of the TH&B in Hamilton Ontario.
We have a few different HO products on the market, but no one is to scale. There are plenty of locomotive detail parts on the market that are much smaller than a scale ground throw, so there’s no reason why this can’t be done. It’s long overdue.