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50 Foot Radius and Passenger Hauling

steaming

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Posted: Fri 22nd Jan 2010, 8:09pm
50 Foot Radius and Passenger Hauling

Is a 50 foot radius to tight for hauling passengers with standard gauge locos? I m just completing a design for a new 7.25" railway and one area is to tight for a 60 foot radius.
 

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CanveyRay

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Posted: Fri 22nd Jan 2010, 10:38pm

I am no expert, but I use the rule; minimum radius = 20xwheelbase. Not an exact science but it works for me.
 

Graham Burhouse

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Posted: Sat 23rd Jan 2010, 9:51am

We have a couple of places with a 50ft raduis and have had no problems with p*****enger hauling, the longer wheelbase locos are the problem but most of them have the flange removed on the centre wheels.
 

stephenburnett

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Posted: Sat 23rd Jan 2010, 3:25pm

50 ft radius is fine for standard gauge engines - particularly is flightly gauged widened.

Stephen
 

Tim Martin

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Posted: Sat 19th Jun 2010, 10:06pm

If you consider the Peco railway in Devon is a commercial outfit, this has a minimum radius of 30 ft, at one end We have no problem negotiating that section with 8 coaches.

Tim
 
 
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