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 Posted: Mon Jun 26th, 2017 04:59 pm
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Hi Jonah :wave:



I have yet to start building a new layout as well.

Roundy or point-point ... I'm not sure yet.

But the board-width is def. a consideration.



Don't quote me on this ... ;)

But my conclusion based on what I have is this :-



My 2 Moguls need a minimum of 18"

My Shay needs a minimum of 18"

My Porter MIGHT get away with 10" ... Maybe ...

I don't have a Forney, but know that one will require 22" radius.



I have considered a point-point 'L' shape benchwork, with 18"-24" corner radius.

With possibly a Porter & 4-wheel car ONLY section, where 10" MIGHT be possible.



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I am actually 'up-scaling' some Bachmann On30 stuff, to 1:35n2

Just as an extra thought.

I may hand lay track.

But I may decide to use Peco 16.5mm gauge 'Crazy Track', which looks good for my purposes.

The switch radius for the Peco Left & Right switches is 24"

The switch radius for the Peco 'Y' switches is 36"


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On my 35n2 layout I started with a tight circle with a couple of switches coming off of it for future expansion.  1/35 scale is new to me so I wanted to get something running to test out equipment and see how everything would come together.  The layout will eventually become a point-to-point operation with the loop acting as a short branch line and maybe some car storage.



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Jonah K wrote: Yup, bought it since it was on sale and it had the look I was hoping for (the outer flyweight look)
And that is for that help! I'm still trying to put together a layout and don't know if I want a circle a point to point, though the radius ordeal might make it a point to point...
-Jonah

I have built both ovals (or variations of the same) and point to point layouts.  
I find a point to point, even with nothing more than a run-around track at each end, more fun than continuous run.  Just me.  Watching trains go round and round gets kind of boring after a fairly short time.
But I can entertain myself for hours running a train to one end, swapping the engine and caboose, and running it to the other. 
Of course, you can build a continuous run and operate it like a point to point. 
With a pure point to point you can often operate larger radius curves within a modest space, and, in my highly opinionated view, larger radii are better looking.  The prototype equivalent of a 24" radius curve in 1/4" scale is REALLY tight.  Probably only found in industrial settings with very short equipment. 
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full size 1/48 BACKING around 10½" radius

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Good grief!



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HOLY COW !! :shocked:



I thought my Porter might complain about 10" on a bad day. ;)



Makes my Tri-ang 14" radius-1s look spacious !!



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If Herbie can do it ... YOU can do it !!


Maybe . . .



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Let me point out that the curve is really meant for single,or at most a coupled pair of pantograph equipped suburban electric equipment.

The running freight around the curve started out with a "lets try this", going loco first. That worked. Said to myself " but I know I wont be able to push the train". Tried, and I was dumb struck. Back and forth a couple times, till it got boring. The smoothness of on board battery radio control is a huge factor here.

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