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The 6 ft Way between tracks is nominal distance, whereby the rolling stock doesn't strike each other on the straight. The tighter the radius, the greater the gap becomes. Model railways use curves that are not to scale; therefore the gap is also not to scale. The answer is to run the largest coaches around the curves of two adjoining tracks and move the tracks apart until the coaches miss each other. Then add a 3mm clearance safety factor. Remember that whilst long carriages will go around tight curves; large steam locos do not…They derail.

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