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65899Re: Bridge clearance

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  • Garth
    Dec 5, 2010
      Depends on how many curves there are in your ton of curves.

      2000/number of curves


      have a great weekend

      cheerz Garth


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      > "it has a TON of curves."
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      > 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:
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      > From: Don Avila <zbarr474@...>
      > Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] Bridge clearance
      > To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Saturday, December 4, 2010, 4:05 PM
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      > *Michael:
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      > 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:
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      > > 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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