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kato min radius
« on: December 24, 2017, 07:30:40 am »
does any1 know if my DMU will go round a Kato r216 curve ?

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Re: kato min radius
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 09:21:37 am »
You don't mention which DMU you have. If it's a Bo-Bo based DMU then all I can say is that all my Bo-Bo electric locos made by Kato, Fleischmann, Trix and Hobbytrain (all either RhB or SBB Switzerland locos) will happily negotiate 216mm curves. Co-Co locos will be less happy.  Your best bet is the acid test. Is their a club near you that uses Kato so you can do a test. Though at a low price of only £6.10 for a 180 degree set of 4 216 curves  from TrainTrax - at the moment offering an additional 10% discount - a home test is a low cost option.

http://www.traintrax.co.uk/20170-r21645-curved-track-p-299.html

As a matter of interest, Fleischmann indicate 192mm as their minimum radius for the double bogie stock I have.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2017, 09:24:51 am by daffy »
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Re: kato min radius
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 10:48:26 am »
"a home test is a low cost option."

How very true. I suppose it does make sense, plus I can test all my engines.
And if it don't work ........... BIG DEAL !

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Re: kato min radius
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 10:59:17 am »
Done :-

Products
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1 x 20-170 R216-45 Curved Track (4 Pcs.) (20170) = £6.10
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Sub-Total: £6.10
UK Delivery (By Royal Mail): £2.90
Total: £9.00Done !

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Re: kato min radius
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 12:24:05 pm »
@simontk so... which DMU is it?  you're keeping us all in suspense!
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Re: kato min radius
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2017, 01:26:45 pm »
371-876DS Graham Farish N Gauge Class 108 2 Car DMU *DCC Sound

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Re: kato min radius
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2017, 02:45:53 pm »
371-876DS Graham Farish N Gauge Class 108 2 Car DMU *DCC Sound

If its anything like my class 108 & 101 there will not be any problems.

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Re: kato min radius
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2017, 03:49:06 pm »
is yrs a Farish ?

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Re: kato min radius
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2017, 12:14:40 pm »
Looking forward to the answer on this.

My 108 definitely didn't like 1st radius Peco Setrack (228mm). Neither did my 411 4CEP Emu.

When I switched to Kato I bought 282mm and 315mm curves (each being slightly bigger than 2nd and 3rd radius Peco).
In a tight spot I might be tempted to try 249mm, but 216mm - hmmm, dunno about that!


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Re: kato min radius
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2017, 02:41:00 pm »
is yrs a Farish ?
Yes all Farish DMU or EMU,s. It seems that some do not like tight curves, but Farish confirmed the 4CEP would negotiate 9 inch curves when ti was released.

Dodger
« Last Edit: December 28, 2017, 02:44:10 pm by dodger »

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Re: kato min radius
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2017, 03:18:28 pm »
well 4 know, I know it's not concrete, but I have push tested both my DMU and my Class 47, round my Kato R315-45. And they both appear to have no issues. I am awaiting my Kato R216-45. When it arrives, I will test it, and let u know.

 

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