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Title: n sscale circle 8
Post by: 1346dar on September 20, 2009, 10:25:32 PM
what cross over and track would enable me to make the smallest circle 8 possible can't come up with good one that works in small area


Title: Re: n sscale circle 8
Post by: Joe Satnik on September 21, 2009, 12:29:54 PM
Dear 1346dar,

Define your "small area".

2.2 x curve radius = approx. table width for a Figure 8.

5.2 x curve radius = approx. table length for a Figure 8.

The term for the X shaped track piece is "crossing". 

A "crossover" has 2 identical turnouts with thier divergent routes attached to each other.

What track system are you planning to use?  Atlas seems to have a better selection, at least in non-roadbed style track. 

Hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Joe Satnik