Track crossing question
Welcome to Z. Here's some thoughts on you track crossing question.
If you consider a clearance for an over/under crossing is 1 1/4" you could consider a 4% grade, you could do the grade in about 32".
The 90-degree crossing is unique to Rokuhan. You should be able to connect the Marklin track to the Rokuhan crossing using the Rokuhan A014 track adapter.
Hope this helps,
--- In email@example.com, Eddie Hen <southridge90@...> wrote:
> Here is another "I'm new to Z-scale...." person looking for advice.
> I bought a Marklin Mini Club set #81865 which I wanted to create a layout in a brief case,
> but found out the engine can not handle the tight turns. So now I'm trying to
> make a layout in a 19" wide by 44" long case.
> The attachment is the layout I'm thinking about which was made with the AnyRail program.
> I know (or at least I think) I can not build a bridge over the intersection - to much grade.
> I was thinking I could connectthe intersection with a+ type of track section. I can not find
> where Marklin makes this configuration. According to AnyRail, Rokuhan makes this
> configuration (Item # R025) but I'm not sure I can connect this to Marklin track.
> Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated,
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- Thanks Mark. I saw the layout in the file section of the Yahoo Group. I could not get the link you provided in your responce to work though.
From: mark2playz <mark.markham@...>
Sent: Monday, April 8, 2013 2:44 PM
Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: Track crossing question
I've re-posted you image with notes for VERY basic electrical wiring:
There's a lot of ways of doing this, including adding the Marklin track swicthes to make the operation automatic to auto-sensing reversing circuits.
For a quick interesting layout I've always liked a figure-eight folded over at the crossing (either over/under or the 13-degree track).
--- In mailto:z_scale%40yahoogroups.com, Eddie Hen <southridge90@...> wrote:
> Ok, like I said, let the laughter begin! What looked good on paper, did not
> cross over to the real world. When I hooked up one of the inter loops,
> minus the intersection part, the train would not run. Guess I was creating a
> major short. Oh well, back to my original boring layout, unless of course someone
> can stop laughing enought toÂ come up with a solution.
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