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Re: [Gauge0] Re: Track gauge on turnouts

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  • Richard McLeish
    Before I went all foreign, I was using S7 wheels on 32mm gauge track. It works fine and looks a treat but only if you adjust back to back, checkrail and
    Message 1 of 47 , Dec 1, 2003
      Before I went all foreign, I was using S7 wheels on 32mm gauge track. It
      works fine and looks a treat but only if you adjust back to back, checkrail
      and flangeway accordingly and use compensation or springing on your stock.
      The big advantage is the extra bit of clearance gained when building outside
      cylinders and Walschaerts valve gear. The downside of course is the usual
      one, lack of compatibility.

      I realise this compatibility factor is a big argument for 31mm but it does
      seem to me a case of shooting oneself in the foot trying to produce
      reasonably accurate working models yet using an even narrower gauge than
      32mm - a bit like the 7mm scale equivalent of 00 but for different reasons.
      At least S7 is a step towards more accuracy, 31mm seems to be going
      backwards.

      Comments anyone?

      Richard McLeish

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    • steven_neill
      Ah! Now call me timid - but this doesn sound all that appealing if the analagy to S7 is drowning!!! However...... I did notice on the S7 website talk of an
      Message 47 of 47 , Dec 4, 2003
        Ah! Now call me timid - but this doesn' sound all that appealing if
        the analagy to S7 is drowning!!! However......

        I did notice on the S7 website talk of an annual meeting in Newport
        Gwent early next year. Is this an open meeting with layouts, display
        models, specialist suppliers etc .... or does one need to know the
        handshake?

        S7 does interest me - hence the curiosity - the idea of a garden
        layout is on hold whilst my wife is seriously house hunting and a
        small portable layout might be fun.

        Steve




        > >Actually it was curiosity. I tend not to ask questions I know the
        > >answer to. As I can't walk on water I'll steer clear of S7.
        > >
        > >Steve
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        > How do you know 'til you've tried? The worst that can happen is you
        drown;
        > people are drowning everyday....
        >
        >
        > ;-)
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