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72265Re: [Z_Scale] Marklin's 5 3/4 inch (#8510) curve track

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  • Jeff
    Feb 19, 2013
      If you build into a case, put it on the lower profile lid (upside down case).
      This allows for much better visual, instead of looking down inside.  Similar to
      Nathan's comment.
       Jeff
      SF Bay Area Z




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      From: Eddie Hen <southridge90@...>
      To: "z_scale@yahoogroups.com" <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sun, February 17, 2013 9:16:58 PM
      Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] Marklin's 5 3/4 inch (#8510) curve track

       
      Jeff,
        Thank you so much for your response. Guess it's back to looking for another
      case.....  Eddie
        

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      From: BAZ sjbazman49@...>
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      Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2013 10:08 AM
      Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] Marklin's 5 3/4 inch (#8510) curve track


       

      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.

      Jeff

      On Feb 16, 2013, at 9:15 PM, "southridge90" mailto:southridge90%40yahoo.com>
      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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