Beginner 1 Gauge Layout Question

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by Bongo Boy, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. Bongo Boy

    Bongo Boy Member

    15' radius for 4-6-6-4 or 4-8-4 Gauge One?

    I'm interested in garden rail, but the portion of my back yard that I can use is about 70' wide by 30' deep, and that's fence-to-fence (wide) and fence-to-patio (deep).

    I'm concerned that only having a max. 15' radius turn is going to look pretty silly with longer locomotives such as the Challenger and even the GS-4, especially if there are any passenger cars to speak of. Is this just too tight a radius?

    Any opinions? Would I be better off selecting older-era, shorter engines? Thanks.
  2. I'm afraid I'm not familiar with #1 Gauge trains, so I can't really say

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