Hornby R909 (elevated track support set)

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Hornby R909 (elevated track support set)

Postby Raboliot » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:03 pm

Hello,
sorry if this has been asked about before but I have a query about these the Hornby R909 elevated track support set. Is it possible to incline on a curve (Hornby R605) ? I'm planning to use them to build a figure eight layout (80 cm x 160 cm). Do I need a bridge ? Sounds good ? Or is it another old newbie silly idea ? Many thanks in advance for your replies.

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Re: Hornby R909 (elevated track support set)

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:12 pm

Yes they were often used like that in the demo layouts that Triang/Hornby used to build for displays to the trade. The piers are intended to support the joints of one standard length straight or 2nd radius curve. The resulting inclines are just about the limit of traction for most of their locos.
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Re: Hornby R909 (elevated track support set)

Postby Raboliot » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:46 pm

Thanks for your reply Bufferstop. So it's another silly idea. Unfortunately I still have many more in my poor brain. :lol:

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Re: Hornby R909 (elevated track support set)

Postby End2end » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:59 pm

Have you seen these?
https://www.modelscenerysupplies.co.uk/ ... 14_227_337
There's a video lower on the page.
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Re: Hornby R909 (elevated track support set)

Postby Raboliot » Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:41 pm

Thanks for your answer End2end. I watched the video...but this solution is a little bit complicated for me. :oops:

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Re: Hornby R909 (elevated track support set)

Postby Bigmet » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:44 am

Raboliot wrote:Thanks for your answer End2end. I watched the video...but this solution is a little bit complicated for me.

Before you even get to the question of supports, in your proposed 80x160 cm space, the curve radius required is UK set track 'R1' or 'first radius'. Have you got these track pieces to hand, or know of a retailer with stock? First thing to try is will the loco and stock you want to use negotiate this curve laid on the flat, and especially the reverse curve which will occur twice on every circuit. If it doesn't work reliably on the flat, then adding near continuous gradients to the mix is out of the question.

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Re: Hornby R909 (elevated track support set)

Postby Raboliot » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:03 am

Thanks for your very interesting reply. :D
I have a full box of Hornby track section (R605, R607, R609, R600, R601...). So there is no problem for the track. I only run small locos (0-4-0) and small trains.


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