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Title: Track layout Question
Post by: Muncaster on December 13, 2017, 05:14:34 PM
I have a N 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Locomotive with Tender. What is the smallest radius the this locomotive can handle without the tender derailing?


Title: Re: Track layout Question
Post by: spookshow on December 14, 2017, 07:54:56 AM
I've never had any problems running mine on 9.75" radius curves, although that's really pushing it. 11" is probably a more realistic minimum.

-Mark


Title: Re: Track layout Question
Post by: Muncaster on December 14, 2017, 12:13:24 PM
Thanks Mark!

I have an area on my Christmas layout that has a 20 degree section of about 8' radius that goes into a 9.5 radius turn the other direction. That transition blows the front truck of the tender right off the track. This gives me a real good reason to redesign my Christmas layout.

Jim