Do peko make an R2 curve to match the R2 LGB ??

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Hi, do peko make an R2 curve to match the R2 LGB ??. Cant find one on their site. Thanks
 

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Hi, do peko make an R2 curve to match the R2 LGB ??.
No, they don't.

I have it in the back of my mind is that one of the boutique G Scale makers may, but I can't recall which one.... and it is likely to be expensive.

Train Line 45 does a 900mm radius turnout which is wider than R2 (~780mm) but tighter than R3 (~1195mm)
 
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No, they don't.

I have it in the back of my mind is that one of the boutique G Scale makers may, but I can't recall which one.... and it is likely to be expensive.

Train Line 45 does a 900mm radius turnout which is wider than R2 (~780mm) but tighter than R3 (~1195mm)
Interesting link, "£200.00 for 180deg" but cheaper down the LGB road.
 

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Incidentally it is Piko, peko not at all right but often confused with Peco who do make G scale track and a few accesories to go with their track plus self build parts.

In us and other countries they sometimes say Peco for Piko which confuses the hell out of me. Piko should be pronounced Pyke o where as Peco should be Pee co. Well that is what my secondary school edumacatiun told me anyway.
 

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Incidentally it is Piko, peko not at all right but often confused with Peco who do make G scale track and a few accesories to go with their track plus self build parts.

In us and other countries they sometimes say Peco for Piko which confuses the hell out of me. Piko should be pronounced Pyke o where as Peco should be Pee co. Well that is what my secondary school edumacatiun told me anyway.
Ah! i thought Peco "UK" & Peko "USA" was two completely different companies. With Peco UK being a pain to use on 45mm & Peko US a very good match for LGB. IE: LINK UK & Peko USA ??
 

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Ah! i thought Peco "UK" & Peko "USA" was two completely different companies. With Peco UK being a pain to use on 45mm & Peko US a very good match for LGB. IE: LINK UK & Peko USA ??
Your Peko USA goes to the Piko site. See what I mean about the pronunciation, Peco the UK company do sell in the US.
 

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PECO or PIKO?

MORE: Forget that - I see it's been worked out

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USA Trains and Aristo track are available in 5' radius / 10' diameter = LGB R2


"R number" is NOT standard between manufacturers..

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USA Trains and Aristo track are available in 5' radius / 10' diameter = LGB R2


"R number" is NOT standard between manufacturers..

Greg
Hi Greg, it just seemed on LGB the suggested differance between R1 & R2 is a lot at 350mm, centres. I will have to set up a test track & see what I can get away with on R1 & R2.
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As noted earlier, the Trainline 45 medium points are 900mm radius, which is non-trivially larger than LGB R2 at ~780mm!
Sorry - missed your earlier post. However, when I installed some TL R2 points they simply dropped in where I’d previously had an LGB R2 curve - weird.
 

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Sorry - missed your earlier post. However, when I installed some TL R2 points they simply dropped in where I’d previously had an LGB R2 curve - weird.
Do you know I think I had that as a plan on my Railway in Hemel, bought the point after checking that they were a perfect fit for an LGB R2 curve but never got round to fitting it before the line was dismantled. But it eventually got used on my new line though not in that configuration. Silly really as it would have made the run round potentially longer at my Harzegerode Station always a thorny place to get a train reversed and shunted with the limitations on train length.
 

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Maybe they’re made to a revised spec these days. I’m now curious so I’ll check mine out against a new LGB R2 curve when I get a chance.
 

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Do you know I think I had that as a plan on my Railway in Hemel, bought the point after checking that they were a perfect fit for an LGB R2 curve but never got round to fitting it before the line was dismantled. But it eventually got used on my new line though not in that configuration. Silly really as it would have made the run round potentially longer at my Harzegerode Station always a thorny place to get a train reversed and shunted with the limitations on train length.
Looks like I was wrong (again) have just taken an LGB R2 curve to compare with a TL45 R2 point, quite a difference in length as the pics below show.
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Ahh - thanks Jon. I was going bonkers looking at where I’d taken out a TL R2 point and dropped an R2 curve in. I realise now I’d pruned the curve to the same length as the point but as I’d just reused the rail clamps that attached the point to locate the curve (as opposed to the factory fit fishplates) it all looked “normal”.
 

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... Piko should be pronounced Pyke o where as Peco should be Pee co. Well that is what my secondary school edumacatiun told me anyway.
Ah but Piko is a German firm, therefore the pronunciation is more like "peeco" but a short "ee". In Germany they seem to pronounce our UK firm Peco more like "pehco" or "pecko" again with a short "eh".

As a Brit it did throw me at first when I went to train shows in Germany as I'd previously been saying "Pyke-o" for decades and I thought they were talking about Peco. I find I sometimes still use that pronunciation when talking to other Brits just to clarify which firm we're talking about, but otherwise I try and remember the German pronunciation :)
 

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Ah but Piko is a German firm, therefore the pronunciation is more like "peeco" but a short "ee". In Germany they seem to pronounce our UK firm Peco more like "pehco" or "pecko" again with a short "eh".

As a Brit it did throw me at first when I went to train shows in Germany as I'd previously been saying "Pyke-o" for decades and I thought they were talking about Peco. I find I sometimes still use that pronunciation when talking to other Brits just to clarify which firm we're talking about, but otherwise I try and remember the German pronunciation :)
Indeed it is a German Company and I would not doubt what you say. But I go by what I here some German and US bods say. Tis a tricky one the correct German or US pronunciation of Peco, Piko then the wrongly mentioned Peko! I did work with a Yorkshireman once that used to pronounce Peco as Peko. So who am I to judge what is right, wrong or even wrongly typed?