Re: TEE BREDA in Z
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Dipu' Personal (Yahoo) <dipugee@...>
> Actually, I am looking for metal templates that can be used to shape
> the actual flextracks to the desired radii before fixing them to the
> baseboard by snapping them between the two rails. Since they are
> exactly as wide as the spacing between the rails, and are cut to
> the desired radius, the flextrack is forced to conform to theMarklin,
> template's shape. Tracksetta has such templates for both N a HO
> gauges. I am looking for something similar for z to shape my
> PECO and MicroTrack flextrack sections.You don't say which radii you are seeking for your z-track. Marklin,
and MTL, too, I think, make track sections preformed to construct
curves of 145mm, 190mm, 220mm and 490mm, so you don't need Tracksetta
type templates for those curvatures. Beyond that, there are an
infinite number of different radii that could be chosen, and no
manufacturer could possibly supply templates for them all.
The accuracy of the preformed track is pretty good, and of course there
is always flextrack if you want to go outside the preset
configurations, or want to make easements to the fixed radius curves.
One way to get the accurate large curves is to use a pencil, pin and
string or meterstick as a type of compass to draw the curve centerline,
then shape your flextrack to that.