G Gauge, Raising Peaches, Apricots
- 1 Feb 2012
Although an Aristocraft GE U25B will operate on R1 track, because of the unique motor block mountings, it will sweep everything near the inside of the curve away or derail if it tries to move a solidly mounted object. I shortened my U25B about 4" to correct the problem. I am restricted to an indoor layout therefore R1 and R2 curves.Sorry. I meant to say we were looking for best practice for the largest commonly available locos and rolling stock. We certainly don't want to be restricted down the road for something we could have easily addressed up front. At this point our biggest loco is our new-to-us Aristocraft GE U25B . We'll be adding a couple of USA Trains GP9s next probably.
Use at least 8 foot diameter curves if you possibly can to future-proof your layout.
Just my opinion, it's worth what it cost you ---Hutch
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