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Re: Bombardier BART cars

Posted by Jackson Park B Train on Sat Dec 30 21:06:42 2017, in response to Re: Bombardier BART cars, posted by Steamdriven on Sat Dec 30 20:33:51 2017.

when you consider the dimensions of the flanges, the whole enterprise is somewhat amazing. And of course as one learns in model railroading the cube law means you need larger than scale flanges. As to curves, the last large layout I was involved with (in HO) used eased 48" radius curves. The "easing" was done using the formulae in a manual from the railway engineers assn. Long strings of full length (85') passenger cars, or autoracks and hi-cube auto parts boxes were operated flawlessly. This was a significant improvement over the un eased 36' curves of the previous setup.

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