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Offline Joseph Meiring  
#1 Posted : 19 June 2010 15:41:05(UTC)
Joseph Meiring

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I just can't find the 5206 curves anywhere - I need to use them as reverse curves on my 5202 turnouts, so yesterday out came my trusty Dremel Stylus grinder/cutter, marked off the distance I needed to cut off on some spare 5200 curves, and after careful cutting and filing, and inserting rail joiners, hey presto, I have 2 much needed 5206 curves!
Joe.....with sore ears from all those blaring vuvuzelas round about us!!
Offline steventrain  
#2 Posted : 19 June 2010 16:13:52(UTC)
steventrain

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I have check on ebay and found a lot of 5206.Wink

Large Marklinist 3- Rails Layout with CS2/MS2/Boosters/C-track/favorites Electric class E03/BR103, E18/E118, E94, Crocodiles/Steam BR01, BR03, BR05, BR23, BR44, BR50, Big Boy.
Offline aos  
#3 Posted : 20 June 2010 01:24:22(UTC)
aos

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Joe - Try this for size.

http://www.bear11.be/ind...egory_id=15&Itemid=1

I have bought from Henk in the past and his service and products are very good. He currently has 73 * 5206, priced at €1.95 each. His postage is a wee bit steep, but my goods arrived in Scotland from him in Belgium extremely well packaged. Good luck. Alan.
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#4 Posted : 20 June 2010 02:49:59(UTC)
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Yep, I agree, Henk will look after you.
Offline ac jacko  
#5 Posted : 20 June 2010 13:35:36(UTC)
ac jacko


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Check on ebay as Steven has indicated as there are a few on there
Offline Joseph Meiring  
#6 Posted : 22 June 2010 00:04:03(UTC)
Joseph Meiring

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Location: Western Cape Cape Town
thanx everyone - that is a good price (about equal to what I would pay here in South Africa for general curves/straights; the problem is getting it to Africa - the postage/packaging is horrendously expensive, hence my resorting to making my own track pieces - I now have 4 pieces made up, all working and looking good.
thanks so much
Joe
Offline Ian555  
#7 Posted : 22 June 2010 01:34:32(UTC)
Ian555

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Hi Joe,

Well done. ThumpUp

Ian.
Offline YannisB  
#8 Posted : 07 September 2010 22:05:33(UTC)
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Dremel with a good metal cutting disk does wonders for any size track (straight or curved) to fit any of your stub track needs! Even if you come up with an odd size piece that's not made by Marklin.
Yannis
Offline BR01097  
#9 Posted : 20 November 2010 07:20:32(UTC)
BR01097

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Joe Meiring wrote:
I just can't find the 5206 curves anywhere - I need to use them as reverse curves on my 5202 turnouts, so yesterday out came my trusty Dremel Stylus grinder/cutter, marked off the distance I needed to cut off on some spare 5200 curves, and after careful cutting and filing, and inserting rail joiners, hey presto, I have 2 much needed 5206 curves!
Joe.....with sore ears from all those blaring vuvuzelas round about us!!



Märklin doesn't seem to stress how important the curve section 5206 is for parallel operation in conjunction with the 5100 series. A lot less space is wasted with them and many of the turn-outs and cross-overs are based on that arc. Unfortunately, you found out too late the opportunities to obtain them regularly arise on eBay.


____________________________________________________________________________

Collector of Märklin fine-quality trains since 1966.




Offline Piete  
#10 Posted : 20 May 2022 05:30:34(UTC)
Piete

Australia   
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Posts: 4
Location: Melbourne VIC
Can I use 6 x 5206 tracks together with 1 x 5200 to make a 180° curve? Also what straight sections would I need to make the radius equivalent to 6 x 5200 tracks?
I ask because it appears to me for some unknown reasons that the the radius of 5206 is marginally smaller than the radius of the 5200 tracks because 2.5 x 5200 is slightly longer than 3 x 5206 tracks... Has anyone got some more information on the differences between 5206 and 5200?
Offline Gregor  
#11 Posted : 20 May 2022 09:42:03(UTC)
Gregor

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Location: Netherlands
Hi,

The radius is the same for 5200 and 5206 and equals 437.4 mm.
The angle of the 5206 is 24° and 17' (minutes). So if you combine 6 of them with 1x 5200 you reach 175° and 42', so not the full half circle of 180°.

The only purpose of the 5206 is to create a distance of 77.4 mm between two parallel tracks using a 5202 turnout.

Best regards,
Gregor
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Offline Piete  
#12 Posted : 20 May 2022 15:44:23(UTC)
Piete

Australia   
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Location: Melbourne VIC
Gregor, thanks for the clarification,
My confusion was because I have seen the Marklin 5206 track described as a "5/6 Curve" (i.e. 25°), however, as you explained the 5206 is in fact only 24° and 17'.
Someone on Ebay is selling 23 of the 5206 tracks, but besides using them with the 5202 points, I can't see the usefulness of having 23 them...
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Offline Ian M  
#13 Posted : 20 May 2022 15:53:56(UTC)
Ian M

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Location: England, Shrewsbury
Originally Posted by: Piete Go to Quoted Post
I can't see the usefulness of having 23 them...

You might if you had 23 points! BigGrin
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Offline ccranium  
#14 Posted : 23 May 2022 06:41:19(UTC)
ccranium


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Location: Seattle area
Two 5206's also complete the 3-way M turnout 5214 for the 77.4mm track spacing.
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