spectrum log cars

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  1. wabana kid

    wabana kid New Member

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    bachman spectrum log cars part # 27391 what is the minimum radius that one of these cars will manouver
  2. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    curve radius is most often limited by locomotives rather than cars. My guess is the cars will work on 15" radius, but it may be difficult to find an engine to operate on anything less. So, while the cars may take a slightly smaller radius, you locomotive won't.

    kevin
  3. ross31r

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    well the spectrum Decapod will take 12" radius curves (the smallest we have in the UK) quite comfortably as wil my Mehano Heavy Mountain so i would say you will probably find most locomotives (steam and diesel) will take sharper curves than the manufacturer suggests, albeit not at a high speed, but then logging trains are supposed to be slow!
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I just ran a pair of the log cars through an 15" radius S curve. The cars had no problem, no coupler strain. I doubt that any of the locos will like 15" radius.
    Pete
  5. wabana kid

    wabana kid New Member

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    Thanks for the information