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Author Topic: Tightest HO Turn--Under 24"?  (Read 1667 times)
ronhorne

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« on: November 10, 2008, 05:40:49 PM »

We would like to fit a Yuletide Express in a spot 54" x 24".  Possible?

Ron
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 05:58:07 PM »

It would help a lot if you gave part numbers when inquiring.

There is no listing for Yuletide "Express", is it actually Yuletide "Special"?. If so, the set is HO scale, comes with a 47" x 38" oval (outside measurement). So it would require at least 40" wide to have 1" free space on each side, preferably 42".

The N scale is called "White Christmas Express",  even the dealers don't get it right on their sites. 

If you have the set, look on box for the part number.

 
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ronhorne

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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 06:03:48 PM »

But, can I buy HO track outside of Yuletide Special to fit 24"x54"?
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RAM

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008, 06:30:12 PM »

Well a street car might run on 12in R.
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008, 06:37:05 PM »

I don't know of anything in HO that will run in that small of a loop, outside of a streetcar or 4 wheel switcher. The smallest radius in sectional track in HO that I've seen is 15" radius and there isn't a whole lot that will run on that small of a circle. It would require at least 30x30 inch space.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2008, 05:14:18 AM »

The radius is measured to the center of rails, so 15" radius is actually 32" outside for a half circle, plus extra space at the sides, say a minimum of 34" wide.

Ron, do you already have the set, or just thinking about it? Bachmann makes the "White Christmas Express" in smaller N scale, it looks exactly like the HO version.  The catalog says 34" X 24" oval, that would be 11.25 degree radius. It would barely fit from edge to edge of your desired board. Item Number 24016.
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