I'd like to know, what is the minimum radius that modest-sized traditional AF trains will reliably operate on. No passenger cars or big locos. I know that the conventional track is nominal 20" radius and Pikemaster is 15" radius.
I might consider making a long and narrow S layout if I can reduce the end width with custom-curved track. I don't currently have any S-gauge flex-track to experiment with.
A related question: how many of the old AF trains could negotiate Pikemaster track with 15" radius curves?
Yes, I know that wider curves are generally preferred, but I don't have space for a larger project. Tight curves or nothing. I'm not interested in shelf-type switching layouts.