Many years ago when I was planning my layout I read about easements in a Model Railroad Tips and Trips book. So when I finally built my current layout, using FastTrack, I made the easements using the following curves. An 048curve, a 036curve, a048 curve, a 036curve and a 048curve. Seems to me this method results in fewer pieces of track used, fewer joints and quieter operation. Is there a big difference in curve radius in the method you use and curve radius method I have used?
BTW Ken I enjoy reading your layout posts and articles in OGR. Keep up the good work!