Shinkasen turning radius?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by screwysquirrel, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. I've been looking at getting a Japanese Bullet train for N-scale, either KATO or TOMIX.

    What are the minimum and reccomended radii for these long trains?
  2. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    I've got the Kato version. It'll take 9-3/4 but it looks funny. 11" is a lot better. Obviously, the bigger the radius the better. I don't have a clue what the recommended radius is.
  3. jesso

    jesso Member

    Trainnut, will it stay on the track at full speed going around a 9 3/4 radius curve?
  4. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    (with a quizical raised eyebrow) :eek:Hmmm, now that's something I can't admit to having tried just yet. It very well might as it's a very stable train (not top heavy). I dunno, :confused: if I ever try it, I'll let you know.
  5. It *is* a BULLET train...

    I'd think a Shinkasen would be the one model where you push the throttle knob all the way to max in order to be prototypical
  6. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    I use to run it fast out at the club but it made the other guys too nervous.:eek::mrgreen:
  7. which one?

    Which of the KATO models do you have?

    a little research shows they reccommend 315mm (12-3/8") track for units like the Nozomi 500.

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