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00-SF Group is for those
interested in doing,
or those actually doing,
the following:

SUMMARY of 00-SF
==============

1.
Build your own 00 track.

2.
Make the track gauge 16.2mm.

3.
Make the flangeways 1.0mm

4.
Buy your rolling stock or wheel, take it out of
the box or packet, run it exactly as supplied.

If you don't want to do number 4, 00 gauge makes little
sense, especially not messing about with back-to-backs.
Build EM or P4 instead.


BENEFITS of 00-SF
=============

Improved running characteristics,
Improved appearance, especially of pointwork,
WITH
Unmodified "off-the-shelf" RTR locos & stock
and also many "standard" 00/H0 wheelsets.
AND WITH
The option of using "off-the-shelf" 00/H0 track
within the same layout.

Generally, for "scale 00" wheels such as Alan Gibson,
Romford, Markits, etc., they should be supplied set
to 14.5mm back-to-back, and the flange thickness
should be less than 0.7mm.
THEY SHOULD WORK JUST FINE AS THEY ARE.

For "RTR 00" wheels they should normally conform
to the NMRA H0 standard with back-to-back set to
14.4mm and flange thickness less than 0.8mm.
THEY SHOULD WORK JUST FINE AS THEY ARE.

That's the whole point of 00-SF -- by changing
the gauge to 16.2mm everything works just fine
AS IT IS SUPPLIED.
"Scale 00" and RTR stock runs equally well on
the same track.

The ONLY proviso for 00-SF is that you must look
to EM practice as regards minimum radius, train
set curves are not suitable at 16.2mm gauge and
must be widened back to 16.5mm.
[00-SF is sometimes referred to as EM-minus-2]

Also of course, the back-to-back for 00-SF must
be more than 14.2mm, which rules out some very
old RTR stock.

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This Group is owned and moderated by Rodney Hills.

I'm grateful to Martin Wynne for supplying most of
the above definition & description of 00-SF, also
for the diagram.
Useful to also read the 00-SF posts at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/templot

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  • Jan 15, 2007
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