R-27 Turnouts

snowmanw900 posted:

Thanks guys.

I remember reading Rustys review of the SD70 he purchased along time ago and he said R29/R30 curves was about all one would do with fixed pilots.

 

 

 

That was with Kadee couplers:

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I have no idea what the minimum radius would be with fixed pilots and Flyer couplers, as the couplers on a following Flyer freight car doesn't move independently of the truck like a Kadee does.

The overhang of a fixed pilot on 29" radius is fairly severe:

Rusty

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