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AM I DOING SOMETHING WRONG?
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 Posted: Sun Oct 15th, 2017 10:53 am
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Maybe here?



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Helmut :  So that's where Si got his latest track design idea. 

So the 'crazy gang' are now three, 2 Michaels & a Woodie !

Regards,    Michael

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 Posted: Mon Oct 16th, 2017 02:06 pm
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" So that's where Si got his latest track design idea "


Drawn on my lunch break, in the bakery shop ! ;)






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 Posted: Mon Oct 16th, 2017 02:29 pm
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Si,

So does this mean that you just might start work on a layout?

I'm sure you would like to have something to run your locos and rolling stock on.


A word of caution if building a layout out in the great outdoors: If you drop something on the ground it's lost forever (ask me how I know).



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 Posted: Mon Oct 16th, 2017 04:56 pm
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Hi Michael :wave:



Those 10" curves in the drawing ^ ...

... would be just about OK for my Porter & 4-wheeler cars etc. :cool:



But of course, no good at all, for my Shay, Mogul, railtruck & 16' 8-wheeler type cars. :f:



Essentially I have TWO distinct classifications of locos/stock.



I'm sure you already know this, but ...

... your PECO switches, are the traditional later Tri-ang/Hornby/PECO setrack geometry.

The switches are 17.24" radius, or 438mm.

This is called the '2nd Radius'.



My Shay WON'T run on a Tri-ang/Hornby '1st Radius' curve, the shafts 'pop out'.

Your Shay SHOULD be OK on your '2nd Radius' switches.

BUT, make sure the radius in the corner of your 'L'-shaped canyon section ...

... is at least the same as that of the switches 17.24"



Less than that & your Shay is gonna be a problem ! :f:



Just thought I'd mention that, in case it might help !! :old dude:



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Si,

Not to worry about the curve at Titus Canyon as I went with a 22" radius.  I figured that a 22" radius minimum on the main line would handle just about anything.  Even though I've been sticking with short locos for now I would like to be able to run some 2-6-2, 2-8-0, or maybe even a 2-6-6-2.



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