Cheapish R1 curves anyone ?

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Just starting back, obviously weather changes! Anyway, if anyone wants rid of a full circle of G scale brass track, I would be interested.
Don’t want to be cheeky, but am surprised by Ebay prices, especially postage. Might be in for a steep learning curve, so no harm in asking, apologies if there is!
Not great with computers/so pm’s etc a bit of a mystery

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Can't help with R1 curves, but PM's - Personal Messages, sometimes called 'Conversations'.. Alerts to these appear as a number above the 'envelope / letter-tray' icon nest to the 'P' (in your case) top-right of the screen..

I have just sent you one! :)

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Can't help you Pete, but R1 curves are plentyful, so you should pick some up here.

As a guide, expect to pay £3-4 for 2nd hand curves and LGB 10000 straights....
 
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Can't help with R1 curves, but PM's - Personal Messages, sometimes called 'Conversations'.. Alerts to these appear as a number above the 'envelope / letter-tray' icon nest to the 'P' (in your case) top-right of the screen..

I have just sent you one! :)

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Cheers Phil, I’ll try and pm someone!!
 
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Can't help you Pete, but R1 curves are plentyful, so you should pick some up here.

As a guide, expect to pay £3-4 for 2nd hand curves and LGB 10000 straights....
Thanks Gizzy, very useful information
 
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Thanks for all your replies, just found a box of 12 Aristo-Craft r2 curves at GRS for £40, plus a tenner for postage, they have 3 left if anyone is interested.
 
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Bit of advice re the number of pieces needed for a circle..... the magic number isn't always 12.
... and, one manufacturer's R numbers may not always be the same radius as someone elses, either.
Best advice I can offer for your situation/needs/request, is stick to LGB R1 to start off with. There's always plenty of it about, with people thinking they have to upgrade from the stuff that came with the train set.
You will be bombarded with 'advice' on using large radius curves, DCC, battery power, and oodles of other best systems. Avoid that, at least to start with, until you have a firm grasp, and friendly bank manager, on what you really want.
 
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Just starting back, obviously weather changes! Anyway, if anyone wants rid of a full circle of G scale brass track, I would be interested.
I may just be able to help if you need any more, PM if you are interested.
 
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Bit of advice re the number of pieces needed for a circle..... the magic number isn't always 12.
... and, one manufacturer's R numbers may not always be the same radius as someone elses, either.
Best advice I can offer for your situation/needs/request, is stick to LGB R1 to start off with. There's always plenty of it about, with people thinking they have to upgrade from the stuff that came with the train set.
You will be bombarded with 'advice' on using large radius curves, DCC, battery power, and oodles of other best systems. Avoid that, at least to start with, until you have a firm grasp, and friendly bank manager, on what you really want.
Did try to get information , but now that Aristo-Craft are no moe, bit difficult
hope I haven’t made another mistake, must say, compared to some other groups I’ve belonged to, this one has been very informed. So far I’ve learned to pm, my obsessive compulsive model train disorder isn’t unique, and more seriously my Stainz has been dated to the 90’s.
Most of the OO sites seem to be problematic in that very interesting questions on specific models quickly turn into arguments about when the livery /etc was or wasn’t changed..
 
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Bit of advice re the number of pieces needed for a circle..... the magic number isn't always 12.
... and, one manufacturer's R numbers may not always be the same radius as someone elses, either.
Best advice I can offer for your situation/needs/request, is stick to LGB R1 to start off with. There's always plenty of it about, with people thinking they have to upgrade from the stuff that came with the train set.
You will be bombarded with 'advice' on using large radius curves, DCC, battery power, and oodles of other best systems. Avoid that, at least to start with, until you have a firm grasp, and friendly bank manager, on what you really want.
Did try to get information , but now that Aristo-Craft are no moe, was a bit difficult
hope I haven’t made another mistake, must say, compared to some other groups I’ve belonged to, this one has been very informed. So far I’ve learned to pm, my obsessive compulsive model train disorder isn’t unique, and more seriously my Stainz has been dated to the 90’s.
Most of the OO sites seem to be problematic in that very interesting questions on specific models quickly turn into arguments about when the livery /etc was or wasn’t changed..
 
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Bit of advice re the number of pieces needed for a circle..... the magic number isn't always 12.
... and, one manufacturer's R numbers may not always be the same radius as someone elses, either.
Best advice I can offer for your situation/needs/request, is stick to LGB R1 to start off with. There's always plenty of it about, with people thinking they have to upgrade from the stuff that came with the train set.
You will be bombarded with 'advice' on using large radius curves, DCC, battery power, and oodles of other best systems. Avoid that, at least to start with, until you have a firm grasp, and friendly bank manager, on what you really want.
Did try to get information , but now that Aristo-Craft are no more, was a bit difficult
hope I haven’t made another mistake, must say, compared to some other groups I’ve belonged to, this one has been very informed. So far I’ve learned to pm, my obsessive compulsive model train disorder isn’t unique, and more seriously my Stainz has been dated to the 90’s.
Most of the OO sites seem to be problematic in that very interesting questions on specific models quickly turn into arguments about when the livery /etc was or wasn’t changed..
 
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I read this over, it started with a question on how to get inexpensive track.

I see the mention which seems to imply the difficulty of mapping Aristo track "sizes" to other sizes.

There are charts with Piko, USAT, Aristo and LGB on this page:

Greg
 
JimmyB

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I read this over, it started with a question on how to get inexpensive track.

I see the mention which seems to imply the difficulty of mapping Aristo track "sizes" to other sizes.

There are charts with Piko, USAT, Aristo and LGB on this page:

Greg
Greg, always a useful chart.
 
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Did try to get information , but now that Aristo-Craft are no moe, was a bit difficult
hope I haven’t made another mistake, must say, compared to some other groups I’ve belonged to, this one has been very informed. So far I’ve learned to pm, my obsessive compulsive model train disorder isn’t unique, and more seriously my Stainz has been dated to the 90’s.
Most of the OO sites seem to be problematic in that very interesting questions on specific models quickly turn into arguments about when the livery /etc was or wasn’t changed..
I've only looked into other forums, never joined as they all seem rather dry. Everyone seems take themselves a bit too seriously. Besides we all know that the standard colours of most engines before about 1965 was black, white but mostly grey. All you need to do is look at the pictures.
 
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