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Hi,

Could anyone tell me which vendor makes 30" radius track. I
currently use 24" but have an old Big Boy with wheels that tend
to grind around the curves.
 

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hope this helps

I used Atlas Code 100 flex track to make my own radius. It works perfect with 1/3 less rail joiners to worry about. I run 3 larger engines I have 2 sd70 mac diesel, and one GE AC6000. not as big as a BIG BOY but they have problems on tighter radius curves. I used the flex track and made my one radius and they run smooth as ever. Remember if you use flex track the movable rail goes to the inside of the curve. I made that mistake in the beginning.:eek:hwell:
I hope this helped
John
 

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Remember if you use flex track the movable rail goes to the inside of the curve. I made that mistake in the beginning.:eek:hwell:
I hope this helped
John

I just leaned something new. Why is this important?:confused:
 

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Your inside rail on a curve will end up shorter than the out side, so you will end up trimming the inner rail. You need the inside rail to move on the ties if you want to use the hole piece of track.
I am in the process of building a new layout, all the track I am using is flex track. This guy has about 50 videos about building a n scale layout, 99% can be used for ho as well. the video shows the flex track being put down you will see the inside rail will have to be cut. that is why you want the inside rail to move.
I hope this helps
Thanks
John

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ_UceNMZFg
 

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why did I not think of that? I am working on the last part of the last track on my layout.
 

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I used Atlas Code 100 flex track to make my own radius. It works perfect with 1/3 less rail joiners to worry about. I run 3 larger engines I have 2 sd70 mac diesel, and one GE AC6000. not as big as a BIG BOY but they have problems on tighter radius curves. I used the flex track and made my one radius and they run smooth as ever. Remember if you use flex track the movable rail goes to the inside of the curve. I made that mistake in the beginning.:eek:hwell:
I hope this helped
John
How Well dose that work for you
 
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