R2 / R3 dilemma

ebay mike

ebay mike

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Soooooooo..........wot ya gonna do then Dave? I suppose the sensible answer is get a bigger shed.
 
idlemarvel

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Good question Mike, and thanks for getting back on topic! In a typical Englishman compromise I think the answer is both. R2 in the short term and then the "bigger shed" with R3 or 900mm. I can more or less fund the R2 by selling off excess R1 track and points. R3 will take more investment of money and time, a project for next year. In the meantime I will be able to keep the trains running.
 
ebay mike

ebay mike

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Good question Mike, and thanks for getting back on topic! In a typical Englishman compromise I think the answer is both. R2 in the short term and then the "bigger shed" with R3 or 900mm. I can more or less fund the R2 by selling off excess R1 track and points. R3 will take more investment of money and time, a project for next year. In the meantime I will be able to keep the trains running.
So how many R2s do you think you'll need?
 
idlemarvel

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Basically a circle (12) or a box as I think they come by the dozen. Are you about to make me an offer I can't refuse? :)
 
idlemarvel

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I do not know if this will help but trainli used to have R3 curves and switches and this r3 is really 3 foot radius. Note also that the LGB 3 way switch is LGB R1 and R2 curves.
Thanks Dan sorry I didn't acknowledge your input earlier. Yes Train-Line-45 still do 3 ft (900mm) curves and points which I might consider in the long term instead of or as well as R3.
 
ebay mike

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Basically a circle (12) or a box as I think they come by the dozen. Are you about to make me an offer I can't refuse? :)
Let me have a look in the garage Dave. I'll get back to you, tomorrow perhaps.
 
Rhinochugger

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OK, can we talk pensions while he's gone ? :D
 
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Why don't you use LGB Flex Track? Then you can make the best curves that fit your situation.

just a thought...
 
ebay mike

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PM about to be sent Dave.
 
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PhilP

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I am sure Mike, will be happy to talk about re-distribution of your lump-sums.. :giggle::giggle:
 
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