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Posted 12 July 2009 - 01:26 PM

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Recently I came across this great website of Bill Ward:
Link to train layout geometry part of the website of Bill Ward

In his website he advices to design your layout with a standard pitch of 16 studs.
or 8 studs between tracks.
However, fiddeling around in a track designer layout design tool I found a way to change the pitch.
The new pitch is now 14 studs, so the distance between the tracks is now 6 studs.
Ofcourse, with the new flex track pieces changing the pitch will be easy.
But, the one I drawed can be build from standard tracks.
Here is a picture:

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Allowing the pitch to vary, allows for some variation in the railway station platforms.
i.e. making them wider or smaller to fit the station instead of having a standard width.
Does anybody else have a different way to change the pitch of the tracks?
Kind regards,

Teddy

Edited by TheBrickster, 12 July 2009 - 05:15 PM.





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