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Yard track spacing

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Yard track spacing
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 10, 2003 8:54 PM
What should my yard track spacing be? Its a single ended, eight track yard. 2.5" or so looks like a little too much.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 10, 2003 9:18 PM
I don't know what scale you are using, but for HO or larger, I agree. Check out the NMRA's webswite. There are specifications for track separation in a variety of situations for all scales.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 1:14 AM
For HO I believe 3" center line to center line is recommended. It is what I use and it looks good.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 6:48 AM
jwilliam33: I use 1 3/4" on most straight tracks, center to center.
On some others, 2", or 2 1/4".
There's a couple of spote where I have small structures between tracks and only use 2 1/2" centers on those.
regards / Mike

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