Urgent advice needed please

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by Why me, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. Why me

    Why me Member

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    :cry: Hi guys any one ever cut a entrance flap where the track has to cut on the bends if so pics would be helpful.mike
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Not sure what you mean by an "entrance flap", but cutting rails on curves is no biggie... Just make sure that you cut perpendicular to the rails so you do not end up with a skewed joint.

    Andrew
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Mike, do you mean you are planning to make some sort of lift out or lift up section so you can access your layout? I can see how cutting one where straight tracks are located would be easier...any one done it on a curve?
    Ralph
  4. Why me

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    Hi Ralph my lift up will be like a draw bridge going up and down made the mistake of track going around bends the only opition open to me is to cut the track on the bend for the lift up to open and close for access hope i explained a little more.mike
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Mike...

    Sorry I did not get that. I have seen lift-outs with curved track, but don't know if the curve would impose any extra considerations for a draw-bridge arrangement. And disregard my comment about cutting perpendicular - that won't help you here... :rolleyes:

    Andrew
  6. Why me

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    this might the entrance by the door is where i need a lift up flap.mike

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  7. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Putting in a liftout in the middle of a curve is do-able, you will have to go the extra bit to insure constant alignment of the track. I definitely recommend making your cuts square across the rails. Perhaps some form of tapered alignment pin/receptacle on the liftout would help keep the track lined up.
    Pete.
  8. screwysquirrel

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    Why not a curve-straight(lift-out)-Curve setup from the drawng you have there?