Minimum Radius Curves

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Minimum Radius Curves

Postby Metroman » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:12 pm

Hi,
Does anyone have any idea if a Dapol class 66 loco(N gauge) is okay with R1 setrack curves. Thanks
Martin

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Re: Minimum Radius Curves

Postby smallman28 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:52 pm

Metroman wrote:Hi,
Does anyone have any idea if a Dapol class 66 loco(N gauge) is okay with R1 setrack curves. Thanks
Martin


Yes and no!
I had a Dapol class 66 that would go round them but made a right racket when it did :shock:
The loco was noisy as it was but going round R1 curves it was a lot worse.

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Re: Minimum Radius Curves

Postby ASFC » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:05 pm

smallman28 wrote:
Metroman wrote:Hi,
Does anyone have any idea if a Dapol class 66 loco(N gauge) is okay with R1 setrack curves. Thanks
Martin


Yes and no!
I had a Dapol class 66 that would go round them but made a right racket when it did :shock:
The loco was noisy as it was but going round R1 curves it was a lot worse.


And I have had the opposite. Dapol 66s tend to have that underlying growl though so maybe I just can't tell the difference!
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Re: Minimum Radius Curves

Postby Metroman » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:06 pm

I am just about to test the Dapol 156 dmu on an R1 curve. Found out that the minimum for the 156 is R2, and the 66.
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Re: Minimum Radius Curves

Postby Metroman » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:31 pm

The 156 dmu is okay on R1 curves!!!
Martin

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Re: Minimum Radius Curves

Postby bluechang » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:17 pm

when my dapol 66 works, it has absolutely no trouble getting around R1 setrack curves. its just getting it to move that seems to be the problem!!

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Re: Minimum Radius Curves

Postby Metroman » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:48 pm

What is the problem with your 66?
Martin


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