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Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by pupparo, Feb 6, 2003.
Does anyone make a curve switch track that is compatible with atlas 11 radius track?
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.
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!
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 ...
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.
Peco both code 80 and code 55 has curved turnouts.
In N-scale :
Outside radius 36", inside radius 18".
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