Marklin 8690

Lawrie Hill Apr 8, 2018

  1. Lawrie Hill

    Lawrie Hill TrainBoard Member

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    I have rokuhan layout ro 62 (two ovals with 220 and 195 curves) and I am looking at buying set Marklin 8690. This contains a long transporter with a transformer.
    I wondered if it would look ok on my layout or out of place with the curves.
    This is my first purchase and the price seems good.
    Thanks
     
  2. sumgai

    sumgai TrainBoard Member

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    Good price for the set? Buy it. if you don't like the way the trafo car looks rounding the curves, sell the trafo car and keep the rest of the set.
     
  3. markm

    markm TrainBoard Supporter

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    It's really in the eye of the beholder. Personally, I've grown to dislike passenger cars on curves <220mm. But that's because I've seen so many of the prototype versions of the cars. You'll probably be happy with the car, particularly if you have seen the prototype version rounding a curve.

    Mark
     
  4. Liquidwrench

    Liquidwrench New Member

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    If I understand you correctly I should use my Marklin 8710’s, 8175’s and other such long cars on track with a radius of 220 mm or more.
    Does the degree of the track pieces matter?


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  5. markm

    markm TrainBoard Supporter

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    Unless specified by Märklin, their rolling stock will work down to 145mm radius and the degree of the track pieces doesn't really matter. What you use is more of a matter of taste. Since the cars use truck mounted couplers, the ends of the cars can hang out quite a distance over the right-of-way. I feel they look more prototypical one curves >=220mm.

    Mark
     
  6. SJ Z-man

    SJ Z-man TrainBoard Member

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    If you have greater than 2' (24" or 60cm), consider Rokuhan's track:

    R014: 245mm (9.65")
    R015: 270mm (10.6")
    R012: 490mm (19.3")
    or flex track, to bring those curves to not just larger than the 195/220m but also varied (not a perfect arc).
     

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