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Re: Small radius

Postby Thedoc » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:18 pm

I agree that the overhang on bogie stock can look a bit silly, but a short Hornby Gresley coach (for eaxmple) doesn't look any more ridiculous on a 10" curve than a 75' Mk4 coach on a 2nd or 3rd radius curve (in my opinion).

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Re: Small radius

Postby Mountain » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:58 pm

Some modern made coaches like Bachmann MK1's don't do 1st radius curves without modification.
As a general rule, stick to coaches that have the couplings attached to the bogies. The older designs if you want to negotiate sharp corners.

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Re: Small radius

Postby Kerluk » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:37 am

b308 wrote:One way round the coupling issue if you struggle is to remove a hook from one end, as long as your tracklaying is OK then it should still stay together using just the one hook and gives more leeway in the curve.

How can I remove a hook without destroying a loco or a wagon :oops: ? All your advices are welcome.

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Re: Small radius

Postby End2end » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:45 am

Hooks should just pop out of thier couplings. Unless they are Dapol which seem to fall out on me on a regular basis. :?
Apply slight pressure to the underside of the hook NOT the coupling, whilst holding the coupling and they should just push up and off.
Hope it helps.
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Re: Small radius

Postby Kerluk » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:33 pm

Thanks. It helps ! :D

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Re: Small radius

Postby Kerluk » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:38 pm

The Sunday newbie question: :oops:
Did anyone try to use the Peco 00 Setrack with the Fleischmann H0 Modell track ? I want to put a Fleischmann 6020 and a Peco ST-203 together...All your advices are welcome.

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Re: Small radius

Postby Kerluk » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:09 pm

What is a Fleischmann 6020 :?:
It's a very tight curve (250mm radius) made by Fleischmann (Germany). It's code 100. You can find only second hand stuff on fleebay or somewhere else. I just ordered several 6020 sections. I can't make a test now because I haven't Peco ST-203.
This kind of track section has been used by Dave for his Fourways - A Micro Circle layout.

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Re: Small radius

Postby Emettman » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:54 pm

The 6020's (brass) have pretty much a code 100 rail section, so match Hornby or Peco Setrack pretty well.
They even have the fishplates on the right (left) rail.

Have you found your 6020's yet?
(edit: I see you have.)

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Re: Small radius

Postby Kerluk » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:47 pm

Thanks Chris for your answer.
Right now I have a very serious problem: this will be the third circle on Kerluk's Layout...and that means a third train ! :lol:

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Re: Small radius

Postby Mountain » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:00 pm

I think there could be a market for such tight curves to be made today, especially with smaller houses being built.

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Re: Small radius

Postby Emettman » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:17 pm

Mountain wrote:I think there could be a market for such tight curves to be made today, especially with smaller houses being built.


I'd tend to agree.
O-27 has a definite following in the US, alongside more conventional O-gauge curves (and stock)
There's also a niche in N in Japan for the shorty trains on curves down to 4.5".
But for OO it falls down if the love affair and first purchase starts with The Flying Scotsman or other Pacific loco.
It so often seems to!

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Re: Small radius

Postby Emettman » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:19 pm

Kerluk wrote:Thanks Chris for your answer.
Right now I have a very serious problem: this will be the third circle on Kerluk's Layout...and that means a third train ! :lol:


I'd suggest stacking the circles: the two inner each just an inch higher than the next.


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Re: Small radius

Postby b308 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:52 pm

TBH if I hadn't much space but like the larger locos that wouldn't suit sharp curves (because they look daft and won't get round) I think it's a much better idea to bite the bullet and move down a scale.

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Re: Small radius

Postby Kerluk » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:32 pm

Absolutely not. I'm a huge fan of 00 gauge and H0 scale.

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Re: Small radius

Postby Kerluk » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:34 pm

Emettman wrote:I'd suggest stacking the circles: the two inner each just an inch higher than the next. Chris

Thanks, it's a very good idea. I'm working on it ASAP.


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