Re: [z_scale] Re: Which of these two is better ??
- This should get REALLY COMPLEX when you add super-elevation into the equation. Doubt my li' ol' Z-scale will get that far that adding super-el will make any tracton difference, but I did wonder if in Z-scale the single curve or two curve plus a straight made a difference. Obviously a grade that is steep enough shuts everything down, but being a newbie I wanted to know if adding a short straight helped at all if the radius started to become small. OTOH hand my 19" is a lot greater than a Marklin 5". So far the suggestions are just go for the full radius and forget the straight - except for asthetic purposes. I don't know why this is so, but I'm accepting it as 'fact'.
I do thank you all the several responses.
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- a] a single curve of about 180 degrees; all on a 2% grade; and a
single 19 inch radius.
b] two 15 inch curves on the same 2% grade with one 15 inch leading
in and one 15 inch curve leading out plus about an 8 inch straight
between the two curves.
Go for the RADIUS!!!! The bigger the better.