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twr2244 Jun 4, 2000

  1. twr2244

    twr2244 E-Mail Bounces

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    I have a very shallow shelf in my family room that I want to build on. What is the minimum radius an N-scale 8 wheel diesel (GP7 or RS-3) can negotiate? What is the sharpest radius commercially available in sectional track?

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  2. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  3. Robin Matthysen

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    No matter what type of loco or freight or passenger car, go for the biggest radius you can. Small radius track never looks realistic unless it is in a factory where a small 4 wheel loco does the chores. I know this may sound heartless but it is the fun of operating trains that makes this hobby of interest. Tight curves (9inch radius) just don't look right and cause derailing problems unless you limit the number of cars in use. I don't mean to put a damper on your efforts [​IMG] and anything you do is worthwhile as long as you have fun doing it. [​IMG]
    Robin
     
  4. espee2

    espee2 TrainBoard Member

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    Gee, I guess you have to get permission first.. [​IMG] Atlas makes a 9-3/4" radius sectional track [​IMG] it will accomidate most Geeps, I even get my Kato Dash-9 around with no problems. I had trouble with the Alco PA's, their trucks aretoo long [​IMG]

    You go for it! a shelf layout is the beauty of N scale [​IMG]

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