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65898Re: [Z_Scale] Bridge clearance

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  • FT. Dewey
    Dec 5, 2010
      "it has a TON of curves."

      Just out of curiosity, how much does each curve weigh? :-o                    DEWEY

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      --- On Sat, 12/4/10, Don Avila <zbarr474@...> wrote:

      From: Don Avila <zbarr474@...>
      Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] Bridge clearance
      To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Saturday, December 4, 2010, 4:05 PM

      *Michael:

      Don't forget you can have a dip or depression leading up to and under and
      leaving from under the bridge.  That should help your grades.  Most of my
      layout is 2% and have no problem and it has a TON of curves.

      ...don


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      On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 4:40 PM, Michael Piersdorff <ironduke@...>wrote:

      >
      >
      > Thank you, Mark. I tried the 1 3/8 inch recommended in one of the other
      > replies, and the grade is a bit steep (bit under 2% in one direction, bit
      > over in the other). I am trying to lengthen the run-up to the bridge, but is
      > isn't easy on a 24 X 26 layout with a folded figure 8 (hello, Loren) layout.
      > I will plug in the 1.2" you have given me, and see what result I get. I am
      > using 3rdPlanIt software, so it isn't as if I have to rip out finished
      > trackwork to make the change.
      >
      > Michael
      >
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