1. crappie610

    crappie610 TrainBoard Supporter

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    which altas code track do I use to go straight from the wye legs
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Sounds like you may already have some other track in use? If so, what? By straight, do you mean the tail track?
     
  3. crappie610

    crappie610 TrainBoard Supporter

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    I want to bring the two legs paraellel.
     
  4. nickelplate759

    nickelplate759 TrainBoard Member

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    If you are using Atlas Code 55 sectional track, you can use the 30.61" radius 11.31 degree section, but you will have two possible issues:
    1. there will be a reverse curve on each leg of the wye, so a speed limit is in order
    2. straight track separation will be about 2.5" - you'll have to decide if that's a problem.

    George
     
  5. Jeepy84

    Jeepy84 TrainBoard Member

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    Not sure how your question regards track code? As for track arrangement brainstorming, I highly recommended one of the free track planning programs. They let you fiddle around with track pieces and get a fair idea of what fits and what doesn't.

    Sent from the magical mystery box
     
  6. tonkphilip

    tonkphilip TrainBoard Member

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    I think that you are looking for a #5 switch this will bring you back straight again. Otherwise use flex track.
     
  7. Jerry M. LaBoda

    Jerry M. LaBoda TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yah... wyes angles are half of that of a typical turnout since there are two curves involved instead of just one. A #2.5 wye equals a #5 turnout, a #4 wye would equal a #8 turnout, etc.
     
  8. crappie610

    crappie610 TrainBoard Supporter

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    thanks all went back to (scram) #5 switchs will work. trying to put in 4 track yard
     

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