I have read several topics about running engines on smaller curves than the manufacturers' recommendations. I was wondering about MTH 64' Woodsided Passenger cars. They are rated for 0-42. I was wondering if anyone has success running on 0-36 or less?

I'm sure they look and run better on O-54 and larger, but I'm looking at running on a small loop. I like the detail look of these to run with my MTH Railking 19th Cen. Ten Wheelers.

I look forward to any input.  

 

Mark W.

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Don't have 0-36 curves but they will run on the 0-42 beautifully. 0-31 is not an option. 0-42 is really the bare minimum these cars will do and, I'd argue that 0-42 is even pushing it. 

They are truly beautiful cars! I had a Long Island set (sold it, regretted it) and now have the custom Strasburg Rail Road "retro green" set, done by Nicholas Smith. 

Last edited by SJC

SJC,

Thanks for the information. I have looked at those Strasburg sets at Nicholas Smith. They look great in both Green and Yellow.

I also love the Baltimore & Ohio cars. I have the Wilmington & Western SW1 from Nicholas Smith. I've seen a Youtube video with them together.

 

Mark W.

 

 

I run these cars on 036 Fastrak with no derailments.  I doubt if they would handle 031 due to the platform steps and coupler swing. 

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