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Title: Durango and Silverton N guage set
Post by: r.nichols on November 18, 2017, 03:23:16 PM
Just getting shipped to me the D&S n gauge (n scale) set and would like to use the flexi track I found at the hobby store.  I have a very small area that I would like to make a tighter radius on if possible.  Anyone have any specific advice for this particular set?  I am planning to set it up for use in a small Christmas diorama and take it down after the first of the year. 

Thank you in advance for your time.

Best Regards to all the train enthusiasts .... Ruth


Title: Re: Durango and Silverton N guage set
Post by: James in FL on November 19, 2017, 12:56:25 AM
FWIW
My 0-6-0 (latest version with new motor) handles 9 r snap track.
Have not tried anything less than that, so cant comment
My advice is to first balance it and then add a Spectrum tender.
That will make it a different loco.
See what the spook has to say here;
http://www.spookshow.net/loco/bach262.html


Good luck



Title: Re: Durango and Silverton N guage set
Post by: Len on November 19, 2017, 04:01:24 PM
It can be really hard to make real tight radius curves with flex track and not create kinks. If you want tight curves for a temporary layout, I would suggest using Kato 216mm (8.5") radius Uni-Track instead. Unfortunately, Bachmann doesn't make an N-scale curve that tight.

Len


Title: Re: Durango and Silverton N guage set
Post by: r.nichols on November 21, 2017, 03:45:45 PM
Thank you for the replies.. I am always glad to hear from folks that have experience with these small trains and tracks.  It sure is taxing my eye sight as I will be working on my first diorama in over 50 years.  Still as much fun as the Lionel I learned on.    lol  Sure helps being a sculptor for all the rest of the details. 

Happy roasted beast feast day this week everyone! 

R