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Code 80 parallel rads
« on: August 27, 2012, 07:06:09 PM »
I am sure this topic has been repeated over and over but please.
I am laying out my first layout and i am going for a 6 x 3 to start with a simple twin oval with a twin turn in's to a central terminus, which i would like to be based on GER King's Lynn station and yard. First i am trying out all the elements i am going to need Like control (dcc) points (electrofrog) decoupling (dapol Frantastic) but on my first twin rads laid with inner at 12" and the outer set using peco's streamline track gauge. i thought quick check and ran two twin mk 2 carrages in opposite directions and they touch, so what sould i do?

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Re: Code 80 parallel rads
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 07:09:27 PM »
Easiest fix is to start the outer curve an inch further on from where the inner one starts rather than starting both curves parallel. This pushes the outer curve away from the inner just enough to avoid contact  ;) . Since you state laying track parallel rather than at fixed radius I guess you're already using flexitrack rather than setrack?


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Re: Code 80 parallel rads
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 07:13:35 PM »
I used the little Peco 6' way gauge and have had no problems.

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Re: Code 80 parallel rads
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 07:16:03 PM »
I used the little Peco 6' way gauge and have had no problems.

Marty

Did you use the Streamline side or the Setrack side though?


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Re: Code 80 parallel rads
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 07:19:53 PM »
Streamline side. Passing coaches are close but do not touch.

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Re: Code 80 parallel rads
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2012, 07:21:42 PM »
The track is flexitrack and on peco's 6 way i am using the streamline setting

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Re: Code 80 parallel rads
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2012, 07:27:52 PM »
Do you think that the dapol couplings fitted to farrish coaches might make a difference, and if it is that close i do not think the real boys would have taken the chance.
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Re: Code 80 parallel rads
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2012, 07:32:00 PM »
As I say, my passing coaches are close. Is your track securely pinned in place? I found that my streamline did move slightly out of shape after a while so used extra few pins to hold it in place better. When I (eventually) get my trackwork finished I will be ballasting it into place so should not have this problem again.

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Re: Code 80 parallel rads
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2012, 07:36:45 PM »
Sorry I don't have any Dapol couplings fitted to my Farish coaches so not sure if that might cause problem. My Dapol Gresley teaks are fine though. I am sure others have fitted different couplings though and will offer their advice on this.

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Re: Code 80 parallel rads
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2012, 09:09:09 PM »
I've just laid some 180 curves using code 55. Using the Peco Gauge, I used the the Settrack side for the long tightish curves whilst on all other track, the Streamline side. All my Mk3's have no problems with touching - just!

By the time I've done all the scenic work the slight extra gap won't be that noticeable.
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Re: Code 80 parallel rads
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2012, 09:41:52 PM »
Do you think that the dapol couplings fitted to farrish coaches might make a difference, and if it is that close i do not think the real boys would have taken the chance.

Couplings won't make the slightest bit of difference  ;) Think about it - the deciding parameters are how much overhang the body has at the ends and in the middle, which is directly related to the position of the bogeys, which is where the coach connects to the track.

Wouldn't make a difference if the couplings were 2mm long or 20mm long, they have no influence on the above problem  :)


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Re: Code 80 parallel rads
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2012, 10:03:31 PM »
Many thanks. Just looking for a reason. have now shifted outer track by 0.2" so basically its two 12" rads with staggerd start/end. but i guess this is modelling.

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Re: Code 80 parallel rads
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2012, 11:03:22 PM »
Making errors an fixing them is all part of the modelling process... I have my own dodger curves ;) all flexi track no real idea but if the Locos make it I'm happy... Also have lots of spare gears lol :)

 

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