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63316Re: Re : [Z_Scale] Re: Planning an MTL Briefcase Layout: Interior Dimensions?

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  • Thomas Creighton Sr
    Sep 4, 2009
      I recently finished a 15" x 17" briefcase layout with Peco track and included 9 buildings, vehicles, trees and I run the Christmas train from MTL on it with no trouble and I could have installed switches if I felt they were necessary. Anything is possible in Z if you are patient and carefully think it out before you start. try it even though you might make mistakes. T Creighton Sr

      --- On Fri, 9/4/09, Alan Cox <alan@...> wrote:

      From: Alan Cox <alan@...>
      Subject: Re: Re : [Z_Scale] Re: Planning an MTL Briefcase Layout: Interior Dimensions?
      To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, September 4, 2009, 12:08 PM


      > Yet be careful not to have too tight curves. I don't know what the minimum radius is for a MTL Geep, but keep in mind that radii lower than 195 mm are marginal for standard rolling stock. You should have to stick with a 0-6-0 Marklin switcher and 2-axle freight cars. If you want to run MTL equipment (ie a Geep and a few 40' boxcars) I guess 195 mm is the minimum radius....

      145 seems to be ok for all the Märklin european long coaches/wagons.
      Looks dire so you'd want to hide it when possible. Only real problem I
      had was pushing double deck coaches around it.

      Definitely looks best with small locos and older four/six wheel stock.

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