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45 degree crossing
Posted by crisco1 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:27 PM

Hi,

   I can't seem to get my 45 degree crossings to line up with the

rest of my layout.  Do I need to put a small piece of track in between

the crossings?   ( 2 crossings)

                                                                                           Thanks,

                                                                                            Chris

 

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Posted by DSchmitt on Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:23 AM

Please post layout plan so we can see what you are trying to do.

I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

I don't have a leg to stand on.

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Posted by richhotrain on Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:55 AM

You definitely need to post a layout plan or at least a drawing of how you are trying to connect the two crossings.

Trying to correct a faulty alignment with a small piece of track does not sound like a good solution. You will probably need to connect the two crossings first and then somewhere else further down the line make some track adjustments. to avoid kinks and possible derailments.

Rich

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:39 AM

There are a lot of ways to imagine your track plan.  I am wondering if this crossing is the center of a cross over? 

There is a sticky on how to post photos in the General Forum.  You can't wing it, you have to follow the directions.

 

Henry

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Posted by Medina1128 on Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:36 AM

Leave spaces between the crossing (about 12-14" long) and the track you are trying to connect it to. Then, fill in the gaps with flex track.

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Posted by rrinker on Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:58 PM

 If it's badly misaligned because a 45 degree crossing is not the right item, that could result in some very bad S curves. We really need to see what the OP is trying to do to be able to make the correct recommendation. If indeed it is just the typical 'slop' in sectional track making it not meet perfectly, sections of flex would be a good solution. If the OP is trying to make a double crossover, well, no standard turnouts match a 45 degree crossing, a different angle is called for,

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, October 13, 2017 4:07 PM

If you are talking about parallel track center to center spacing, my Atlas 45 degree crossings have about 2 1/8" spacing with no modifications when put end to end. This is just about perfect for running across parallel tracks.

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Is this the problem you are having?

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-Kevin

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