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Author Topic: Peco Setrack Curved Points  (Read 18201 times)

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Offline Ian Morton

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Peco Setrack Curved Points
« on: January 25, 2014, 12:54:36 PM »
Peco have sent a leaflet out to retailers detailing what they are working on for this year. It isn't marked 'Secret' so...

There's only a little of interest to N gaugers but this caught my eye:



No prices or release dates yet.

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 03:30:50 PM »
What radius are the curved points?

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 03:46:40 PM »
What radius are the curved points?
It doesn't say, but given that they are intoducing a special No.2 half curve I suspect that the inner is 1.5x No.2 curves and the outer is 1x No.3.

There again, I could be wrong and I usually am.  :-[

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 06:06:28 PM »
what are the radiuses of no2 & 3 curves?

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 06:58:34 PM »
No.2 = 263.5mm (10 3/8in)
No.3 = 298.5mm (11 ¾in)

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2015, 06:58:39 PM »
This is a message to all trader friends out there.

Has there been any further news from Peco about the curved Setrack points ?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2015, 07:00:20 PM »
Not yet.  :(

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2015, 07:12:51 PM »
Thanks Ian.

Good excuse not to do anything on the layout and play trains instead !

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2015, 04:22:00 PM »
Mentioned as coming soon in the setrack advert in Railway Modeller this month


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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2015, 04:16:04 PM »
Peco's current estimate is April (ish) according to the Sales Dept..

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2015, 04:26:51 PM »
Those special short straights will be handy too.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2015, 03:36:27 PM »
Interesting Information.  Looking at a new layout, I decided to start doodling with possible Peco pointwork on a bend, and altered my XTrkCAD radii to match the 2nd and 3rd radius to see what would work.   I don't think that it will.

So I went back to the photo, and compared the picture with existing peco points.  They look very similar to the 9" radius 1 points and the 18" radius medium points.  So I used XTrkCAD to draw curves of the quoted length using these two radii.

We shall have to wait and see when they eventually come out, but my drawing of two overlapping curves of 9" and 18" radius looks remarkably like the point on the picture, although my experimentation is quite rough and ready.  But certainly after a curve length of the quoted 156mm, a radius 2 and a radius 3 curve haven't cleared each other and overlap by a half track width. 

All will be revealed, but if I am correct, it looks as though they will be no good for what I want.  I'm going for the Code 55 small radius points this time which have a 10 degree angle consistent between points, crossings and slips, and are almost the same physical size as the medium radius code 80 points - and they seem to work well with large flange locos and carriages.

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Re: Peco Setrack Curved Points
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2015, 07:13:42 PM »
I read in a French mag that these were announced/displayed at the Nuremburg toy fair ?

Yours toujours hopefully,


Joe

 

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