Switch tracks

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by pupparo, Feb 6, 2003.

  1. pupparo

    pupparo Member

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    Does anyone make a curve switch track that is compatible with atlas 11 radius track?
  2. MCL_RDG

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    As I recall...

    As I recall Atlas made curved switch tracks at one time.

    Where they are now- well- they thought that N would take off at the time- about 20 years ago- prolly found out that they weren't big sellers- then!

    The way things are goin'- if Atlas won't re-introduce them (and believe me- they have people researching these sites for marketing schemes) someone else will. The question is- can ya design around it, or are ya willing to wait?

    I say design around it and lament what could be or forget the lament and run trains.

    Regards,

    Mark
  3. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

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    Heck!!!

    Heck!!!

    I can't think of an model RR where curved switched weren't required!!! HO-G-N, I ran 'em all!

    <-------Makes note to contact manufacturer- We are turning trains in corners of our spare space- where's the beef??? (read as curved turnouts, so curved turnouts can feed yards typically coming off curves!!!!)

    Gee I think I just padded Atlas's bottom line by 1.8M (estimated time to market- 3 years).

    You heard it here first!

    Mark
  4. redracer

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    Tomix make a curved point with radii of 280 & 317 mm. Don't know you would go incorporating it into a layout of another type though ...
  5. Drew1125

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    Peco flextrack & turnouts are compatable with the Atlas flex & Atlas Snap Track...& they make curved turnouts....not sure about the radii, though...if I were you, I'd give them a try.
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    Peco both code 80 and code 55 has curved turnouts.
    In N-scale :
    Outside radius 36", inside radius 18".

    Paul
  7. jdh

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    fleischmann has curved switches [molded in roadbed] that will work.

    the molded in roadbed is grey, and still maintains the same height as the "no roadbed" atlas track.

    joiners work on both brands.

    i don't remember if these are 'selective' or not.
    if they were, i wired around them so i can't tell.

    mine are 10+ years old