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500 sq foot table coming to life. 4 line horseshoe 2 line main HO scale anything goes. videos of progress posted on you tube under the name steve boshakis. enjoy and kibbitz all ideas welcome if not implemented. Thank You.
 

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Trying to get a decent camera and will post what I can when I can here NOT begging for subs just sharing the project.

Roll on!
 

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That is a huge layout! Looks like you are off to a good start. You may get more feedback if you post pics or links to your videos. Here is one...


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WOW thanks! I am a total luddite and LOST when it comes to the interweb inner workings.
 

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No problem. You seem to do well with YouTube.

Were you with the 2nd Infantry in Korea?

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phone did the heavy lifting for you tube point and punch. HAW

Yes Was fortunate to have gotten to be in The 2ID and serve when and where I did.
 

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That looks like a really tight curve where you're standing with the short freight on the tracks. What radius is that and will you be running full size passenger service around that bend?
 

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15-18-22-24" radius in the horseshoe I modified the DD40 AX to take them and will do the same to whatever balks I have full size passenger cars and will find a way to make em fit. not worried about proto as far as rails and stairs Trim and shim! hehehe
 

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Some stock cant run some lines in the real world and that may prove true here. its ok the outside double main is 22-24" only so everything should roll there.
 

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Yep. You shouldn't have any trouble at all with those radii.

The Europeans typically use tighter radius on home layouts because space is at such a premium and houses and apartments are not nearly as large as they are here.

90' passenger coaches have no problems with 18" radius curves, but they don't look good going around.

Some manufacturers overseas actually scale their passenger cars at 1:93 instead of 1:87 scale. Märklin typically manufactures coaches under scale, but most of them do offer a selection in their hobby lines that are under scale. You have to pay attention to what you are buying in order to get full scale coaches. Full scale coaches are 303mm and underscale are typically 287mm or there abouts.

I have a couple of ÖBB coaches like that, and they do look better going around the 19" and 20" radius curves on my branch line. I also have a set of Fleischmann TEE coaches, that are 1:93, but they are so close to full scale that you can't tell the difference unless they are sitting side by side with a full scale coach on a parallel track, and even then the casual observer will never notice.
 

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I don't mind the overhang on the curves I have some "giant" rollers Rivarossi Baltimore and Ohio Coaches and a "rail gun" (could not resist!) some "Army" Passenger cars. The Army Coaches and the rail gun don't like it the 15's but they stayed on so far. The rivs need truck work and Im sure will require trimming and shimming to make 15's I love my proto brethren but I'm not even gonna try to go there. Just running trains.
 

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Correction! Line 1 will have a 15" curve. Line #2-#3 min 18 #4 of course min 15" in the horseshoe
 
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