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Will the Curves be a Problem?

Ron asks readers for help:

“My n scale lay out is 24in x 48in. I am using Atlas N scale code 80 track. The curves are Atlas code 80 11 in radius. I would like to run Bachmann 2-6-2 prairie standard dc -union pacific # 1838-n-160-51571 steam locomotive. Will there a problem with the curves? Thanks.”

2 Responses to Will the Curves be a Problem?

  • Bob P.says:

    Usually the manufactures of locomotives have a minimum radius written in thier manuals. Or you could just lay some track down and try it. It depends on if you have the locomotives yet?

  • Donald Schmittsays:

    This ad says 11.25″ min radius for the Bachmann 2-6-2 Prairie
    https://www.amazon.com/Bachmann-Industries-Prairie-Locomotive-Tender/dp/B00NUAB2FY

    While it would probable work larger radius would be better.

    Atlas code 80 snap track is made in 9-3/4″ , 11″, and 19″ radius

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