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Cody J


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« on: July 30, 2009, 09:03:08 PM »

What is the minimum radius for the Bachmann Ge C40-8W on Bachmann track?

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Cody
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Tylerf

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009, 09:32:26 PM »

Should be 18 degrees as it's a four axel locomotive so 18 should be easy.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009, 09:39:20 PM »

it's a 6-axle locomotive
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009, 09:56:45 PM »

It will take 22" just fine, I haven't tested it below that.
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Tylerf

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009, 10:09:06 PM »

Oh whoops I was thinking of the wrong locomotive. Still, should handle 18-19 degrees ok, as I've seen it done many times with that loco.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2009, 11:09:12 PM »

I have 3 and if you have good track work they will do 18in just fine. You may have to add a long shank coupler to the firs car or rear of the 8-40cw to handle the swing.

Bob
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009, 06:01:06 AM »

Tyler,

 A xx degree piece of track can be any radius--the larger the radius,the longer the track piece.
Radius of curve is given as xx INCHES.  xx degrees shows the segment of a 360 degree circle that a curved piece of setrack  covers and allows you to work out the number of pieces needed for a half or full circle.

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Cody J


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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2009, 12:05:29 PM »

Thanks for the info.... but I have one more question.

The locomotive is DCC and I run DC, will the locomotive run on my track?

Cody
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009, 12:10:41 PM »

Thanks for the info.... but I have one more question.

The locomotive is DCC and I run DC, will the locomotive run on my track?

Cody

It should, I believe Bachmann DCC decoders all ship with DC Mode support enabled.
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Cody J


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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009, 12:45:05 PM »

Okay, thanks
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2009, 01:14:49 PM »

I got some SD40-2s to bearly run on 18", I would think that the 40-CW would. Just be careful though. I'd go with 20, or 19" just to be safe.

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Cody J


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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2009, 01:48:12 PM »

Take a look at this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbtZ5riXYYk

The CSX locomotives are C40-8Ws and at 2:14 they go through a "S" curve. Is the curve 18"?

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Cody
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2009, 12:35:44 PM »

Appears so.

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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2009, 07:51:36 PM »

Okay....thanks
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