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old fart

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« on: November 21, 2017, 11:25:41 AM »

How tight will a flex track bend ?  I need to make a "U Turn/ turn around" on a board 30 inches wide. Am using Bachman EZ-Track and would like to stay with that if possible.
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Piyer


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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 01:33:55 PM »

Flex track will make extremely tight turns - 5" radius or less, which is tighter than 99% of models will be able to go around. For your 30" board, that means you need a radius about 13" +/-, which might be too tight for your equipment to use. You might need to enlarge your board.
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 02:47:04 PM »

Are you using a door for your layout? Just curious.
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Flare

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 04:28:07 PM »

Flex track will make extremely tight turns - 5" radius or less, which is tighter than 99% of models will be able to go around.

4-wheel locos can be entertaining on those:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPou78TrVlU
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 06:21:39 AM »

Just because you can do something does not mean that you should do it.  Cheesy
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Len

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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 07:17:49 AM »

You could make an 'L' girder, imagine the 'L' upside down, using 1x3 boards and widen your table by enough to use 15" radius EZ-Track. That will limit what locos you can use, but it's way better than trying to crank flex-track down tight enough to fit on a 30" board.

Len
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Trainman203

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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 05:51:48 PM »

What are you going to run?  An 0-2-0? 😱😮😂😂
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Flare

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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 05:58:24 PM »

What are you going to run?  An 0-2-0? 😱😮😂😂

I've actually seen those, with a rigid coupling to the tender.  Tongue
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Joe323

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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2017, 07:14:24 PM »

Maybe a plymouth switcher?
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