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103mm radius oval

Postby docnjoj » Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:25 pm

I just ordered the Tomix 103mm radius oval from the Japanese supplier. Hopefully my Plymouth and 103 chassies will go round it.
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Re: 103mm radius oval

Postby Nevadablue » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:30 pm

is that like 8"?
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Re: 103mm radius oval

Postby chris stockdale » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:31 pm

Back in the real world (whatever that is) Scamp, powered in this instance by a Suffolk Punch lawn mower engine (a new 1.8HP Loncin is an alternative) is seen with its designer, Colin Edmondson, on board traversing a 5' radius curve on my 7 1/4" gauge line. It goes round with ease, so good luck with your model as your radius is far more generous when scaled up!

There are now some twenty Scamps creating delight all over the country - and yes, I have one too.

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Re: 103mm radius oval

Postby Lachute » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:33 pm

This critter runs on Tomix track too ? :D

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Re: 103mm radius oval

Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:54 pm

it is problems running locos on curves, but the wagons behind, so the coplings have to be flexible enough. The N gauge ones can be too restrictive, so when I do any more I might try OO9 ones.
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Re: 103mm radius oval

Postby docnjoj » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:09 pm

Good point regarding couplings. I'll probably just use link/pin with longer links. I wonder if the Rapido standard ones on my bogie chassies would work? Oh well, it'll be here soon is I accidentally checked the most expensive shipping. Duh! I read that the Kato uni track connectors will allow Tomix to easily connect with Kato track. We shall soon see. Most track is the tram style since I love embedded tracks, dirt or concrete.
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Re: 103mm radius oval

Postby docnjoj » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:12 pm

Nevadablue wrote:is that like 8"?

206mm diameter. Pretty close.
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