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kelecom

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« on: June 30, 2007, 09:31:51 PM »

What is the minimum radius this set up will work under???
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Danny Sheehan in Oz

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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007, 04:00:41 PM »

My Connie runs perfectly on 4 foot radius (8 foot diameter curves), I do not have any tighter curves, but 4 foot is probably the minimum required.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2007, 12:01:34 AM »

Yes, unaltered, the Connie needs 8 foot diameter track. Its a pretty big small locomotive in 1:20.3. I do remember seeing where someone had put shims in the supports for the internal drivers so these would have less track contact and could work in a tighter diameter (6.5 ft?). This also provides less tractive effort. If you are looking for narrow gauge locos that work with a tighter radius I would look at the 1:22.5 or 1:24 scale offerings like the Bachmann ten wheeler or geared steamers, LGB (most any), Hartland, or Aristo C-16 (at 6.5 diameter, new version out this year sometime).

shots of the 2-8-0 Connie on my layout





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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2007, 10:56:34 AM »

Thanks for the reply.  Great PICS!!!
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