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Olesmokey


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« on: April 02, 2009, 01:32:20 AM »

 Does anyone have an idea what the smallest diameter that a 0-6-0 can handle?? I ran into a snag and need to make a loop. Help, Smokey
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James in FL

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 04:28:54 PM »

I do not know the smallest diameter it will traverse.

Many moon’s ago, I had 45% section of 10”r (flex) that didn’t seem to bother it.

I have not personally tried anything less than 10”r.
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TCWORLD


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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 07:46:38 PM »

Well assuming it is a constant loop with no straight sections, you can get down to 2" radius- trust me I've done it. But, for things involving points or straight sections you are limited to about 7" minimum, possibly 6", but at that radius things stop looking correct and you run a risk of derailments for non articulated stock, the engine itself, and other larger trains
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Olesmokey


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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009, 02:47:03 AM »

 Thanks fellows, I found out that the yard here at San Manuel has been changed and with the issues of space on the board I am looking at about a 10 or 11 inch Diameter from flex-track to connect two pieces of old straight that was part of the old line when the smelter was there Thanks again, Smokey Lips Sealed
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