How long can my cars be?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by prodigy2k7, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. prodigy2k7

    prodigy2k7 Member

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    The cars on the picture are 56' long. Click picture to enlarge.

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  2. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

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    Hello prodigy: Looks like you have made significant progress since your last post. I don't know how much more length you can squeeze in there carwise. Overhang on the ends will be a factor when you run cars connected together. Other than that, appearance will be a factor with cars much longer than what you show. Keep up the good work.
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    rogerw Active Member

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    what is the radius prodigy?
  4. prodigy2k7

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    I dont know what radius, its like a custom radius, its about 22" though lol... (outside) inside is ... i have no clue lol... its not an actual radius ... it changes within a few inches.
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    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    The car on the middle track is 56' you say? That's what my 60 footers look like on 18" radius. I don't run any longer than that.
  6. prodigy2k7

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    Ya, I looked on the box it says 56' lol...
    I wont go longer than 60' then. Thanks. :)