How tight?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by billk, Oct 12, 2001.

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What would you do ...

  1. Not use the additional space - keep everything the same.

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  2. Expand your present layout.

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  3. Rebuild your layout, keeping the same scale.

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  4. Rebuild your layout, going to a larger scale (N to HO, for example)

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  5. Take up basket weaving

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  1. billk

    billk Active Member

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    About time for another poll. What's the smallest radius curve on your layout? Hidden or visible, doesn't matter. To make this scale-transparent, the answers are in 1:1 scale, you'll have to do some math. Pick the choice closest to what you use.
  2. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

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    raduis

    My smallest radius is 16" (in HO) or 116'. Too small for some rollingstock.
  3. BDC

    BDC Member

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    Smallest I've currently got is 11" in Nscale, but running on Kato Unitrack on the dining room table lets me make major changes to my "layout" very quickly. When I start building a permanent layout I'd like to go 18" or larger.
  4. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

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    The smallest I use is 12" radius on the nTrak Mountain Division, otherwise I use 18" minumum on the oNetrak modules and that will be the minumum on my next layout.:D
    Also, I do have a small 2ft x 4ft operating display layout featuring a winter scene which uses 9 3/4 in radius (My Christmas Layout). :)
    Happy Modeling.
    Cheers.

    Terry
  5. yellowlynn

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    curve poll

    I've got a 11 1/2 radius on my HO layout. Of course I need to tell you that it is for a shay and short logging cars. Since all I use is flex track, I make whatever radius that is dictated by size. Most of mine is 22-25" radius.

    Lynn
  6. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

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    My curves have radii running from 27" up to 30"

    Bob