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From: "Paul R DOT Tupaczewski" paultup AT comcast DOT net
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 09:44:34 -0400
Subject: RE: RE: (erielack) Superelevated curves on model railroads (w
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> Can you re-draw the plan? A curved cross-over is dicey to
> begin with; superelevation ("cant" is sooo much shorter!)
> will make it even more difficult. Have you ever seen one on
> the prototype?
> Cant implies a certain speed, while a crossover often rquires
> a speed reduction. Can those two reqirements meet successfully?
> Lotsa luck!

Attached is a photo of the prototype. Note the track the train is on is
"canted"." This image is from an earlier period than I'm modeling - in my
timeframe, the left-most track is gone. The curved crossover is in the
immediate foreground - the switch at left foreground is the west end of the
crossover, and the east end is immediately behind the photographer. The cant
of the track implies it's superelevated, no?

- Paul


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