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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Dual Main Lines using EZ Track with larger Locomotives on: December 15, 2017, 11:07:26 AM
Thank you all for your help and guidance on this subject.  I will be planning ahead towards my new layout in 2018. 
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Dual Main Lines using EZ Track with larger Locomotives on: December 14, 2017, 09:52:31 AM
Flare, thanks for the reply!  I did not think about the voltage drop so I will make sure I get a few of them on the layout.  I dug into the Bachmann website more to find the 26" and 28" and 33" and 35" are good matches for double mains.  I will need to figure out a software program that will allow me to pick this style and see how I can lay it out. 

I would prefer not to make photo copies of track and lay it out.  I feel mistakes could be made in that manner. 
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Dual Main Lines using EZ Track with larger Locomotives on: December 13, 2017, 05:33:43 PM
Currently, I have the EZ track starter kit with 18" curves making the traditional kidney shape with a couple turnouts. I choose the Nickel Silver w/ gray road to ensure a better connectivity thru a small or larger layout.  In the near future, I will be upgrading my layout to have two main lines in some combination to run several loco's.  Although I have (1) GP-20 and (1) GP-40 locomotives, I will want to purchase and run the larger diesel and steam locomotives in conjunction with my current loco's. 

I know the minimum radius I will need to run on the inside main line will be 22" curves.  Is there a calculation I need to consider for the outer curve?  Is it as simple as going to the next size up with EZ Track?  As I understand, the sizes are as follows - 18" - 22" - 26" - 28" - 33".  I have room to go wider and longer but the outer main line will determine the overall width of the layout.   If it helps with replies, I have the NCE Power Cab system to run DCC.

Thank you in advance for your input! Grin
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