B-man On30 Forney

Discussion in 'On30 Forum' started by MT Hopper, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. MT Hopper

    MT Hopper MT Hopper

    Has anyone acquired and used one of Bachmans On30 2-4-4 Forneys?
    What is the minimum practical radius for these units? I am guessing 24" minimum with 30" minimum preferred?

  2. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Railroad Model Craftsman magazine, August 2007 has a review of the Bachmann Forney and it states that 22" is a realistic minimum radius. The person who wrote the review says "he tried an 18 inch radius and the locomotive and cars stayed on the track".
  3. MT Hopper

    MT Hopper MT Hopper

    Thanks Jim
    I went down to the basement and laid down an 18" radius circle of flex track. Hooked up the Forney to a coach and let it go. It is willing to stay on the track as long as I run it extremely slowly but it was definitely much easier when I increased the circle radius to 22" and then 24". I was initially uncertain as Maine Forneys do not have a reputation for taking tight curves very well. Thanks again for your help

    Cheers from the heart of the continent


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