Minimum Radius?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by shelbys_dad, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. shelbys_dad

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    After studying the 1800's Romania, I have come to believe my layout will be primarily small radius curves with little switching to 2-3 industries and by a village.

    My question , well......two questions actually, are:

    1. What is the minimum radius I should run the Athearn Old Time 2-8-0
    with the Old Time Overton Passenger set?

    2. Are these a good choice?

    The wheels come plastic and I would be changing over to metal.
  2. Jim Krause

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    Did you call the dealer's 1800 number for the minimum radius info?
  3. shelbys_dad

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    I just called them and was told 11.25" - 12.5"

    Does anyone have any input on the loco & cars? It has been 15-16 years since I bought anything, I don't know what is good or not.
  4. Triplex

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    That equipment doesn't look much like any older European equipment I know.
  5. shelbys_dad

    shelbys_dad Member

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    Could you point me in the right direction?
  6. Triplex

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    As somebody else suggested, my first guess would be modifying some old-time German equipment.
  7. shelbys_dad

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    Not to be rude, but y'all tell me this or that and cant provide a link???
    could someone please "point" point me in the right direction?