Rail Weight

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Rail Weight

Postby southpier » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:43 pm

could we concur Code 100 rail is equal to 30# +/- 1:24 scale rail?

i'm ready to pull the trigger on (3) BK turnouts and a bundle of rail and am hoping to get close to correct size. thanks

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Re: Rail Weight

Postby Steve Holland » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:48 pm

Code 100 scales out at just about 20 pounds/yard. I have got some Karlgarin code 125 flat bottom which is just about spot on for 30 pound/yard rail. There is a useful table with prototype rail sizes (the bold figures) at:
http://o14group.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/rail_dimensions.v3.pdf
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Re: Rail Weight

Postby southpier » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:12 pm

thank you. the table is very helpful.

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Re: Rail Weight

Postby adibitar69 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:22 am

Thanks Steve Holland! Your post is helpful for me too.....


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