1:29 Track Spacing

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1:29 Track Spacing
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 6:38 PM
I'm looking for info on track spacing for 8 foot diameter curves. I am planning on putting a double track elevated line in my family room. The longest cars that I have are USA's double stack container cars and I'm planning on buying an Aristo Dash-9 when they are available. Any info would be appreciated.
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1:29 Track Spacing
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 6:38 PM
I'm looking for info on track spacing for 8 foot diameter curves. I am planning on putting a double track elevated line in my family room. The longest cars that I have are USA's double stack container cars and I'm planning on buying an Aristo Dash-9 when they are available. Any info would be appreciated.
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Posted by bristolbill on Thursday, July 17, 2003 11:12 AM
The old rule was to allow 88mm for each track. That is, the track path from edge to edge is 88mm. This allows a distance of 43mm between tracks.
Having this much space indoors is a luxury, but outdoors, it's a little easier.
As witth all rules of thumb, set up a short section of your maximum curve and run your longest overhang rolling stock -note long OVERHANG,not just longest - over the track from opposing directions. If they don't touch, your thumb is good!
Hope this helped.
Bill Muller
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Posted by bristolbill on Thursday, July 17, 2003 11:12 AM
The old rule was to allow 88mm for each track. That is, the track path from edge to edge is 88mm. This allows a distance of 43mm between tracks.
Having this much space indoors is a luxury, but outdoors, it's a little easier.
As witth all rules of thumb, set up a short section of your maximum curve and run your longest overhang rolling stock -note long OVERHANG,not just longest - over the track from opposing directions. If they don't touch, your thumb is good!
Hope this helped.
Bill Muller

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