Re: [Z_Scale] smallest Z scale radius
- I have teh first part of a branch line using 145mm rad curves as well
as climbing a 4% slope. All the locos on my layout have to at least
climb the first few inches in order to get to the loco sheds.
Certainly all the six coupled locos have no problem and at my last
exhibition I had a Bavarian S3/6 (2'C1' h4v 2'2'T) reversing up it
pushing thee coaches 2-axle coaches round 180 degrees no problem. I am
sure it could have handled more.
Of course longer coaches, esp. the modern 26m ones, are going to have
problems occasionally and do look absolutely ridiculous! In fact they
look pretty bad on all radii which is why I shall be selling all mine
some time (that and to make a bit of money).
2009/1/23 Ralph Scott <ralph.scott@...>:
> Marklin's 8510 set curves are 145mm radius or 290mm dia . the track ties are--
> about 12mm wide and you need to allow another 6mm for carriage overhang and
> ballast so your working diameter would be 290 + 12 + 6 = 318mm. This is a
> very tight radius but 0-6-0 and small BoBo locos eg swiss Re4/4 will run on
> it .
> 8510 = 145mm Radius
> 8520 = 195mm Radius
> 8530 = 220mm Radius
> 8591 = 490mm Radius (matches their turnouts.)
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