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Old 26-06-2018, 08:22 PM   #1
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Hi I'm building a small shelf layout and I'm going to use Peco code 100 track what I want to know is what should the gap be between tracks.
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Set track or streamline? Set track is 67mm between track centres and streamline is 50mm between centres.
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Set track or streamline? Set track is 67mm between track centres and streamline is 50mm between centres.
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With Peco Set Track the gap between track centres is 67mm......when 2nd radius points are joined together to form a crossover between 2 tracks this forms the 67mm gap.......HB
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With Peco Set Track the gap between track centres is 67mm......when 2nd radius points are joined together to form a crossover between 2 tracks this forms the 67mm gap.......HB
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If you are using 50mm centres then you may have to increase the spacing on curves to prevent rolling stock from colliding. This is more likely on tight curves.
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If you are using 50mm centres then you may have to increase the spacing on curves to prevent rolling stock from colliding. This is more likely on tight curves.
Thanks Rog for the advice I think I will be using 67mm centres as I will be using setrack code 100.
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For a working layout, it is advisable to make the distance between the tracks more generous than it strictly has to be in case you get a derailment - it can be difficult to put the train back on the track without removing the train on the other line if the tracks are too close together.
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