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Title: HO Passenger cars
Post by: usher42 on November 08, 2011, 12:21:19 AM
What size ez track can i use for my HO passenger cars ?


Title: Re: HO Passenger cars
Post by: Doneldon on November 08, 2011, 12:36:09 AM
usher-

We need more information. What are the brand, model line (not
RR name) and length of your passenger cars? Do they have four-
or six-wheel trucks?
                                 -- D



Title: Re: HO Passenger cars
Post by: usher42 on November 08, 2011, 03:48:12 AM
Bachmann  85


Title: Re: HO Passenger cars
Post by: usher42 on November 08, 2011, 03:49:43 AM
Bachmann 85 length


Title: Re: HO Passenger cars
Post by: ebtbob on November 08, 2011, 09:07:33 AM
Usher,
 
      Use a minimum of 24 inch radius if possible.   The manufacturer may state that the cars will negotiate 22 in radius,  but I am working with a retirement group and their Walthers 85 ft cars need 24r.   When running on anything less it is impossible to get around 22 r successfully everytime.
     


Title: Re: HO Passenger cars
Post by: usher42 on November 08, 2011, 01:52:27 PM
What about  28



What about 28" curves for passenger cars?









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Title: Re: HO Passenger cars
Post by: adari on November 08, 2011, 05:37:14 PM
Anything larger then 24 will work. So yes 28 Will work


Title: Re: HO Passenger cars
Post by: Doneldon on November 08, 2011, 11:58:08 PM
usher-

Twenty-eight inches should be fine. Thirty inches and up will help
long passenger cars both operate and look outstanding.
                                                                                    -- D


Title: Re: HO Passenger cars
Post by: usher42 on November 09, 2011, 03:48:46 AM
Right now i have phase2 passenger cars with 22radius curve track which i have on my layout now.Should i stay with 22 radius curve or upgrade to 28 radius curves.


Title: Re: HO Passenger cars
Post by: jward on November 09, 2011, 08:04:37 AM
if you have the room use 28.


Title: Re: HO Passenger cars
Post by: Doneldon on November 09, 2011, 04:46:19 PM
usher-

A good Rule of Thumb when it comes to passenger cars, particularly long ones,
is that the largest radius that will fit is the radius to use.
                                                                                       -- D


Title: Re: HO Passenger cars
Post by: usher42 on November 11, 2011, 02:21:24 PM
What about 33.25 radius curves






































































What about 33.25 curves? my local hobby shop dont have  28 curves ,but they do have 33.25 curves.
Should i stay whith 22" curves which i have now on my layout and get he 33.25 curves later on







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