Minimum track radius L&M loco
- Hi David,
Regrettably I never seem to finish layouts I start, but on the current project I have a 180 degree curve that is just over 3' radius, and the L&M will go around that without difficulty.
However, as noted by others, it does need to be modified. Mine has the lateral springing in the rear bogie reduced to about 50% of the original pressure, and the front truck clearance in the frames needs to be opened up. I think I also lengthened the front truck mounting slightly to give it a bit more clearance from the cylinders.
--- In email@example.com, David Clark <david.clark@...> wrote:
> Hi There
> What would members suggest for the minimum radius to get the following locomotives round, a Leek and Manifold locomotive and a K1?
> I think these are the longest locomotives I am likely to run.
> Regards David