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72255Re: [Z_Scale] Marklin's 5 3/4 inch (#8510) curve track

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  • BAZ
    Feb 17, 2013
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      Not really. The 5-3/4" (145mm) is the radius so 2x. is 11-1/2". The track is 1/4" between the rails but 7/16 across the ties (call it a 1/2") so now it is 12". When you run trains, especially on the curves, the loco and rolling stock will easily exceed this.

      The attaché and Kibri type layouts use that same radius to make their over/under double oval. Most everything will run on it, even the steam locos. But it looks funny.


      On Feb 16, 2013, at 9:15 PM, "southridge90" <southridge90@...> wrote:

      > Hello,
      > I'm new to Z trains and do not have a dealer anywhere close to me for guidance or purchases. Do you think Marklin's 5 3/4 inch (#8510) curve track , making a half circle, will fit in an area which is 12" wide? I want to make a portable train lay out in a 12 3/4 inch wide by 34 inch long case.
      > I have Marklin #81865 train set. The engine is pretty long. Not even sure the engine can handle the curve.......

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