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Author Topic: EZ Track question HO Left/Right Hand Crossover  (Read 356 times)
HansKramer

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« on: October 18, 2017, 12:52:44 AM »

Dear Bachman,

I bought a HO 44137 NS EZ Track Command #6 Right Hand Crossover. However I have no clue how to fit it in.
I have 18, 22 and 28 inch Radius curves. However the distance between the tracks is an odd 2 1/4 Inch... while the difference in radius is either 4, 6 or 10 inches. There is no way I can fit in 2 1/4 in a neat way. I tried with various curves but nothing seems to bridge the gap between 4 inch and 2 1/4 inch.

This is so unfortunate. Because the Crossover is a very nice...

Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks

Hans
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 10:14:46 AM »

Maybe Bachmann's fitter piece assortment?
Bachmann #44592 E-Z Track connector assortment.
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Len

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 11:56:45 AM »

You could try this:



It uses 22" radius curves on the outside loop, 18" radius on the inner loop. Note the 3" straights on the ends of the inner loop.

Len
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HansKramer

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2017, 02:23:04 PM »

Thanks... yes that would work.. too bad the curves won't look that nice.

I found out somewhere on the web that actually the distance between tracks is 2 3/8... instead of 2 1/4... sigh
Can anybody confirm that.
Is there anywhere specifications of the exact measures of the various EZ track parts.. I could use AnyRail or whatever, however, I like to do the math myself.

Thanks

Hans
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Len

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2017, 06:30:22 PM »

2-3/8" would be 2.375" in decimal form. According to RR-Track the distance is 2.380", which is about right allowing for my mouse movement being off a bit. So it looks like 2-3/8" is correct.

Len
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HansKramer

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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2017, 08:54:29 PM »

Yikes... why didn't they make it 2 4/8 aka 2 1/2 ... because they have 2 1/2 inch straights .. now 1/8 of an inch ain't much .. well still 3 mm!!!
Kind of silly.

I wish Bachmann would release the dimensions for their EZ tracks.. It can't be that hard to compile it and publish it on their website.

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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2017, 09:14:44 PM »

This might help with some dimensions.
http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/sites/model-railroad-hobbyist.com/files/users/Ace/Bachmann%20E-Z%20track-a.jpg

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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2017, 09:24:21 PM »

Here is some info on turnouts lengths from a previous forum discussion.
http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,12439.0.html
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