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thines57

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« on: November 04, 2014, 03:39:46 PM »

For the G scale tracks available online Bachmann store, what is the curve radius?  Seems a silly question, but it is not listed in any of the descriptions under either the brass or steel curve tracks.  Also, do people recommend using the Bachmann tracks for indoor use, or is there a better and/or cheaper alternative?  Thank you for your help.

Tyler
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Joe Satnik


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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 09:03:38 PM »

Hi, Tyler.

For the steel alloy hollow tracks, they are 600mm radius (=1200mm diameter), an imitation of LGB R1 size curves.  

For the new brass tracks,  

They are Aristo-Craft-like English (feet or inches) measurements,

2' radius (= 4' diameter),

2.5' radius (= 5' diameter), and

4' radius, (=8' diameter) as measured to the center-line between the rails.   

Conversion:

inches x 25.4 = mm

mm / 25.4 = inches.  

Hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Joe Satnik

Edit: Eliminated incorrect metric info after Yardmaster's answers given below.   


 

  



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Chuck N

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2014, 09:16:26 PM »

The hollow steel track is for indoor only.  If used outside you will have some parallel stripes of red where the rails used to be.  It rusts very easily, or so I have been told.

Chuck
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Bucksco

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 09:42:22 PM »

Radius is equal to half of the diameter. Bachmann Brass track comes in 4 foot, 5 foot and 8 foot diameters.
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2014, 09:51:57 PM »

Yardmaster,

Thanks for the quick and definitive answers.

If you would, please, have the on-line and print catalog folks add that info to the appropriate listings. 

Again, thanks.

Sincerely,

Joe Satnik
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Bucksco

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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2014, 10:58:57 AM »

http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=255_467_646
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