Minimum radius for Mikado locomotive ?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Biased turkey, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

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    I have 2 locos on my small layout: one SW9 and one GP 7, but dream of having a Mikado steam loco. The small layout has Atlas 9 3/4 22 and 11 " radius.
    Is it too small for a Mikado ?
    tia for any info or opinion.
  2. Boilerman

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    The mike will run fine on a 9in. radius curve without any ill effects:thumb: .
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    davidstrains Active Member

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    It looks better on a larger radius but will handle the 9 3/4 fine.
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    Will_annand Active Member

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    I agree, however, I do not like the looks of it going around the 9.75 curves. I have limited my layout to a minimum of 11" radius curves. Even though I am doing 1880-1900 and the rolling stock is at most 50'
  5. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

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    Thanks to all the people who took some of their time to reply.
    Now I know that if I purchase a Mikado , it'll be able to run on my small layout and not just gather dust in diorama.