Re: MTL Oval Starter set
You are not crazy. It is a strange combination that Marklin used
also. Two 45-degree tracks make 90 degrees; three 30-degree tracks
make 90 degrees. I like to be symmetrical so I use them in this
order: (30 + 45 + 30 + 45 + 30) = 180-degrees.
Why the package shows all 45-degree I do not know but I know it can
be confusing the 1st time you take them out of the package... to
make an oval. Might be one of the typos that was delaying it's
release. There is certainly a test here to see if you stop and think
first. I can only figure it is done to show the versatility of the
different size track sections.
If anyone has a better reason, let us know.
Best wishes to all,
--- In email@example.com, Tom Fisher <tfisher10@y...> wrote:
> The instructions on the back of the page show the
> track layout for the oval. That should be pretty
> simple, but I count only 8 curved sections of track in
> the drawing of the oval.
> The set comes with 4 pcs of 45-degree curved sections
> and 6 pcs of 30-degree curved sections.
> 6 + 4 = 10 and not 8 -- I think!!!
> 4 x 45 = 180 half a circle
> 6 x 30 = 180 half a circle
> 180 + 180 = 360 a circle
> It isn't a big deal, but am I seeing or calculating
> things wrong?
> This reminds me of last night's Letterman show. He
> interviewed a young woman shopping at the deli down
> the street from the studio where his show is taped.
> First, she says tells him that she's visiting NYC.
> Then she says that she has an apartment. After
> Letterman noted that having an apartment is unusual
> for most visitors, she stated that she was looking for
> a job in NYC -- turns out that she just graduated from
> some college in Alabama with a degree in teaching
> Letterman asks her to prove her story about being a
> math teacher. She proceeds to ask the deli manager for
> the quotient of 36 divided by 6. He mumbles something
> and the young lady says that the correct answer is 5.
> That's pretty scary for the future of the USA.
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