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Author Topic: HO Passenger cars  (Read 3467 times)
usher42

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« on: November 08, 2011, 12:21:19 AM »

What size ez track can i use for my HO passenger cars ?
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Doneldon

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« Reply #1 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?
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usher42

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 03:48:12 AM »

Bachmann  85
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usher42

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011, 03:49:43 AM »

Bachmann 85 length
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ebtbob


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« Reply #4 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.
     
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usher42

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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2011, 01:52:27 PM »

What about  28



What about 28" curves for passenger cars?









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adari

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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2011, 05:37:14 PM »

Anything larger then 24 will work. So yes 28 Will work
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Doneldon

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« Reply #7 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.
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usher42

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« Reply #8 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.
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jward


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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2011, 08:04:37 AM »

if you have the room use 28.
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Doneldon

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« Reply #10 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.
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usher42

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« Reply #11 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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