Kerluk's layout

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Emettman » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:07 pm

End2end wrote:By the looks of it you could add small straight track pieces to both the middle and inner loops giving you just a tad more running length. :)
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Yes. Or group them up on the left and get bigger scenic areas on the right..?

Surprising variations are possible.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Emettman » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:58 pm

If you like the three loops but are not ready for a third engine, this is possible for the two inner tracks.

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It uses the Atlas 25 degree crossing which matches the 6020 curves nicely.
It does need 8, not 6, 6020's though, and some of those cutting to length.
(outer curve R1 Hornby or Peco)

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:35 am

Thanks for this idea. I need short wheelbase wagons. The grey wagons and the coaches are a little bit too long but the loco runs very well. As usual a short video (one train is not to scale :oops: which one ?):

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Emettman » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:58 am

The 4-wheel coaches should be OK, I've run them on my 10" 6020 curves.

Have you reduced them to one hook per coupler pair?
Sideways pressure there can make them run reluctantly or jerkily.
If one runs pretty freely on its own but not so much when coupled to a loco or another coach, it's almost certainly a coupling issue.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:58 am

Thanks for your advices.
Emettman wrote:Have you reduced them to one hook per coupler pair? Chris.
Not yet.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:01 pm

Problem solved. I stop buying Hornby stuff and I dismantled my layout. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
And I leave this forum ! :lol: :lol:


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