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Offline baggio  
#1 Posted : 15 May 2016 19:15:41(UTC)
baggio

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Location: Toronto
Hello, Everyone.

On this cold Sunday afternoon in Toronto, I have been trying to put together a simple reverse look using M tracks and R0 curves (286 mm, the ones that M does not make in C track) as well as straight M tracks. No luck. Angry

Could someone please tell me if there is a standard M track reverse loop configuration, showing all parts needed in the small size I mentioned?

Thank you.

BigGrin
Offline kiwiAlan  
#2 Posted : 15 May 2016 20:09:38(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Originally Posted by: baggio Go to Quoted Post
Hello, Everyone.

On this cold Sunday afternoon in Toronto, I have been trying to put together a simple reverse look using M tracks and R0 curves (286 mm, the ones that M does not make in C track) as well as straight M tracks. No luck. Angry

Could someone please tell me if there is a standard M track reverse loop configuration, showing all parts needed in the small size I mentioned?

Thank you.

BigGrin


No, those only came in 45 degree segments, not 30 degree like the 5100 curves. Most stock will not run on them anyway, so they are not much use for anything.

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Offline baggio  
#3 Posted : 15 May 2016 23:26:29(UTC)
baggio

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Location: Toronto
Thank you, Kiwialan for your superfast response. ThumpUp

What about using straight C track, R1 radius, is there a standard set up I could follow to do a reverse loop?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.. BigGrin
Offline Alsterstreek  
#4 Posted : 16 May 2016 08:46:28(UTC)
Alsterstreek

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Originally Posted by: baggio Go to Quoted Post
What about using straight C track, R1 radius, is there a standard set up I could follow to do a reverse loop?

E.g., 24611 + 24172 + 24172 + 24188 + 24224 + 8*24130 + 24071 + 2*24130 - see posts 5 and 6 in this thread:

https://www.marklin-user...pieces-please#post386441
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Offline Angus  
#5 Posted : 16 May 2016 12:03:58(UTC)
Angus

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Using M-track, the turnout could be any of 5117 (L or R), 5118 or 5119, straights 3 x 5106, curves 11 x 5100.

(Sorry battling to post a pic)
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Offline PMPeter  
#6 Posted : 16 May 2016 15:53:52(UTC)
PMPeter

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Originally Posted by: baggio Go to Quoted Post
Thank you, Kiwialan for your superfast response. ThumpUp

What about using straight C track, R1 radius, is there a standard set up I could follow to do a reverse loop?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.. BigGrin


I suggest downloading SCARM and playing with the track type and space that you have available to come up with a configuration that suits your situation. It's free and the developer is a member of this forum. It's very easy to use for something like this.
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Offline scraigen  
#7 Posted : 16 May 2016 21:13:50(UTC)
scraigen


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Location: Sheffield,
Some C-Track reversing loops, you may have to download them to make out the part numbers.
c-track-reversing-loops.png
Must build something
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Offline scraigen  
#8 Posted : 16 May 2016 21:18:23(UTC)
scraigen


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An M-track double overlapping reverse loop, obviously simple to modify for either a single left or right loop.

The four points on the circle can all be sprung and never need changing, just use the points at the two extremes to direct traffic into the reverse loop.

I built this and it works really really well.

thin 6a-reversingloop.png
Must build something
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Offline scraigen  
#9 Posted : 16 May 2016 21:42:17(UTC)
scraigen


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And finally some K-Track reversing loops.
k-track-reversing-loops.png
Must build something
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Offline Markus Schild  
#10 Posted : 16 May 2016 21:44:09(UTC)
Markus Schild

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Hi,

That's my solution for a 5120 - loop:

UserPostedImage

Regards

Markus
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Offline baggio  
#11 Posted : 17 May 2016 04:56:42(UTC)
baggio

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Location: Toronto
THANK YOU! to all of you. BigGrin

I am a bit overwhelmed with all the feedback I got and will need a bit of time to digest it. ThumpUp

Once I come up with the best solution for me, I will let you all know and show you in pictures what I come up with.





Offline Markus Schild  
#12 Posted : 17 May 2016 17:58:06(UTC)
Markus Schild

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Hi,

Another version with 5120. The small piece is 5109.

UserPostedImage

Regards

Markus
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Offline baggio  
#13 Posted : 19 May 2016 03:37:15(UTC)
baggio

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Location: Toronto
Well, I digested all the great suggestions I received and came up with solution of my own.

Following the model of a reverse loop, I adapted that plan to make two separate loops of sorts that do not reverse but still suit my purposes.

I have now added one extra oval that has a herring bone, much like the one that Mike C. showed me at the exhibition last year at the Dutch senior citizens home. Thank you, Mike. ThumpUp

Since I needed a size that was less than an R1 radius, owing to space limitations on the layout, and was concerned that the M tracks would be too small, I used the K tracks I recently dismantled. The result has been really good. BigGrin

On the new herring bone K track layout I can run almost anything I like, including my famous FS 424 loco pulling the three new illuminated coaches I got for Christmas from my wife (cat no. 43570). Interestingly enough, on the K tracks, the noise of the slider almost completely vanishes and it is a real pleasure to see the train go so smoothly on these K tracks. Laugh

I have a pet project of creating an imaginary train from Toronto to Rome and each loop is intended for each one of the two cities.

In the pictures below, the first picture shows the centre of the layout; in the second picture you can see the Colosseum surrounded by my FS 424 and the three 43570 coaches mentioned above; the last picture shows on the opposite end the Toronto station - I will get asap a CN Tower to put there. (The photo shows my parents, now gone. My father is the one who got me into this hobby about 50 years ago.)

Overall, thanks to all your initial suggestions, my layout has greatly improved. Life is good. BigGrin ThumpUp ThumpUp

New train layout - May 18, 2106 003.jpgNew train layout - May 18, 2106 001.jpgNew train layout - May 18, 2106 002.jpg
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