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Old 07-17-2020, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've tried over and over to duplicate the sweeping curved tracks and the many turnouts leading into my yard. It just does not look right. The inside curve with all the turnouts looks strange due to the straight section in each turnout. I tried using the curved turnout but it almost does a u-turn.

I'm using "anyrail" software, and Piko track. I will try to attach an image of the 1917 town blueprint I am basing my yard after.Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 07-18-2020, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you can custom design turnouts in your CAD software, that might give you what you want. Or check with the forums for that software, maybe someone has already done it and made it available for download.
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Old 07-18-2020, 06:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What is the curvature of the tracks by themselves in your model? It might be that your curves are so much sharper than the prototype it is an issue.
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here you go:

A Simple Way to Allow Custom Turnout Design


https://www.anyrail.com/forum_en/index.php?topic=2260.0


Custom/Modified track capabilities


https://www.anyrail.com/forum_en/index.php?topic=1904.0
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Old 07-19-2020, 03:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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After looking at all the custom options. I think using Trainli curved switches and RRTrack software I will be able to do this layout.Thanks for the feedback.

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Mike,
can you post a photo of your switch configuration? that would help us see what you mean.
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Old 07-20-2020, 04:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Still be nice to know the curvatures you are working with... I used RRTrack with success.


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Old 07-20-2020, 07:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Greg,
I do not know how to figure the curvature. Right now I'm going by what looks right to me. If you look at the blueprints on my original post the single curve going off to the right has 12 degree curve listed on it.All the ones to the left do not give any information
Hopefully when I get my copy of RRTrack I can figure it out.
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Old 07-24-2020, 11:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Wow, I want to see it when you are done!

You can always cut down switches to get them shorter to make the design you want... or Piko also makes a curved turnout if that works better.

I don't have time to play with my AnyRail software to try for you, but I'm sure something nice is possible.
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Maybe you can post images of what you have in AnyRail so far? That might help.
Or are you creating an exact scale replica!
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