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Author Topic: HO EZ Track radius  (Read 1294 times)
bdrog

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« on: June 27, 2007, 03:00:19 PM »

I want to create parallel double-track curves on my layout.  Will 26" radius complement 28" radius track?  How about 28" and 33.25" radius?  For some reason the Bachmann catalog doesn't address this issue.

Thanks.

Brian
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SteamGene

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007, 04:38:25 PM »

A norm is 2" centers.  So 26 and 28 should do well for you.  OTOH, if you can fit the larger radius, do so.  You may have to juggle the smaller radius back into double track configuration, but remember that wide is good.
Gene
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2007, 10:49:45 PM »

Dear Brian,

http://www.nmra.org/standards/s-8.html

Actually, 2" is a little tight at 26"R, according to the NMRA.  You might consider building "psuedo-easements" if you have the room.  Bachmann makes things easy by manufacturing all their larger (26"R +) curves in 18 degree sections.   

Outer curve: start with one section of 35.5"R, then continue with 28"R sections until the next to the last curve, then end the curve with a 35.5"R section. 

Inner curve: start with one 33.25"R section, then 26"R sections, then end with a 33.25"R section.

Hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Joe Satnik 
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