track grades

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by saktron, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. saktron

    saktron New Member

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    Hello to everyone on the N scale forum. As you can tell this is my first post. I am working on a N scale layout for the first time and was wondering if track grades N scale are the same as HO scale? (2" per 100") I am in the track planning stage using 3rd PlanIt software. Track planning always seem to be the hardest part for me. I am trying to do a NW logging prototype with steam. I have a room about 9' x 11' to put the layout in. I am trying to workout a U shape layout from the door to door with a starting height of 55". So any info would be great


    raymond
  2. billk

    billk Active Member

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    Welcome to the Gauge, Raymond. In answer to your grade question, the calculation is independent of the scale. A 2" rise over a 100" run is 2%, no matter what the scale. (Of course, in N scale you don't have to rise as much!)
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    saktron New Member

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    Thanks Billk that was fast. I didnt even think about how high i really needed the track to rise. I guess I was still thinking in HO. ;)