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Re: PC: Super Elevation

Bob Zeolla wrote:
> I've gotten my bench work done, and am about to start setting my roadbed
> and track.  I've decided to go with the pre-formed homosote roadbed.  My
> question to the group is: What suggestions/proven methods can be offered
> for creating super elevation of the trackwork around curves.

Well, Bob, if you're trying to accurately model the PC, you probably
don't need to include superelevation, because the prototype's trackage
was so bad that there were slow orders everywhere, so at 10 MPH, the
superelevation becomes irrelevant.... :-)

Actually, I would imagine that just inserting a series of thin shims
under the outside of the curves would work, between the roadbed and
your subroadbed.

And for those of you who have been wondering: yes, I am still alive;
yes, I know the PC web site hasn't been updated in two months; and yes,
I plan to update soon, hopefully this coming weekend. I will let you
all know.... ;-)


Jerry W. Jordak               The boxcars and flatbeds, whistle blowin' steam
mailto:jer@smellycat.com      That was yesterday
http://prozac.cwru.edu/jer/   Now those big trains don't come anymore
Acts 16:31   <><                  -- Restless Heart, "Big Iron Horses"

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