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michael4449

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« on: June 02, 2007, 08:26:01 AM »

Hello everybody!

I just received a report in my Yahoo! Group that the buffers on unmodified Thomas stock press against each other on 15" radius track.  Enough to make such sharp curves unusable for layouts where an unmodified train is hauled.

This is a shame.  Thomas stock is often short enough to tempt one to try a micro layout. http://carendt.us

If anybody modified their buffers, how did you do it and why did you pick your method?  Other information on your buffer/coupler discoveries and judgement would be nice, too.

Mike

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2007, 11:38:24 PM »

Dear Michael,
The top level of my Island of Sodor layout is all 15" radius, with never a straight section in sight. Thomas easily pulls Annie and Clarabel with no modification.
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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