Back to 4mm, new layout plan.

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Re: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.

Postby Ironduke » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:07 am

Well anyway I got the pieces to connect eventually, so here is a sort of C-track geometry demo.
The inner radius curves are spaced at 77.5mm centres while the outer curves are spaced at 66.3mm. I suppose it make sense that larger radius curves require less clearance but it doesn't make it easy to use. Curved points always complicate things :roll:
I zipped the .any file to attach it.
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Re: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.

Postby boxbrownie » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:49 am

Getting there, but you have missed the fact that the long radius points (both curved and straight) require the use of special short straights/curves at the toe end which have detachable roadbed/ballast edges so the track fits perfectly together without needing the cut the ballast base.

Took me a full week and a lot of digging to realise that, not clear on the Märklin/Trix site........clever system but needs care when planning.
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Re: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.

Postby Montfort » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:43 am

That's what I call a BIG layout. It requires a lot of money. The Trix C-track is very expensive as far as I can remember. But it's your layout. So go for it !
Back on the track !
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Re: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.

Postby boxbrownie » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:00 pm

Haha.....no, that’s not mine, my layout is further up the thread, I think this multi track version was just drawn to show the geometry available from TRIX
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Re: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.

Postby Montfort » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:41 pm

Sorry. My mistake. :oops: Anyway you gave me an idea. I put all my Trix C-track stuff out of the box for a new project.
Back on the track !
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Re: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.

Postby boxbrownie » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:06 pm

Montfort wrote:Sorry. My mistake. :oops: Anyway you gave me an idea. I put all my Trix C-track stuff out of the box for a new project.


There you go...........not one single post can be said to be wasted :D
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Re: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.

Postby Ironduke » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:29 pm

boxbrownie wrote:but you have missed the fact that the long radius points (both curved and straight) require the use of special short straights/curves at the toe end which have detachable roadbed/ballast edges so the track fits perfectly together without needing the cut the ballast base.

Oh buggah! What are the part numbers?
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Re: Back to 4mm, new layout plan.

Postby boxbrownie » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:12 pm

For the straight long points you need one at each toe fork #62071

For the long curved points you need #62315 depending upon configuration
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