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Rokuhan Z track question
« on: August 28, 2021, 08:46:04 AM »
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I have a question to all who are using Rokuhan Z track.
As well as Kato for N scale, Rokuhan has super elevated curved tracks in different radii.

So the question is, can you use the curves directly with 'flat' tracks?
There seems to be no easement track like Kato offers.

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Re: Rokuhan Z track question
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2021, 11:54:14 AM »
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Correct, there are no vertical transition tracks from Rokuhan.

You'll find that standard Rokuhan track will flex (twist) a little easier than what you experience with Kato.   So it sort of naturally will conform to the superelevation.    I try to have one piece of standard curved track that acts as both a horizontal and vertical easement.
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Re: Rokuhan Z track question
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 12:39:16 PM »
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Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.

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Re: Rokuhan Z track question
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2021, 10:30:28 AM »
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I'll add an unsolicited comment that the 'sharp' switches of the smallest radius, combined with the lack of a flange fillet on their wheels, caused me no end of grief for derailments to the point that I had to replace them with larger radius switches.   Problem was consistently the radius transition between the points and the stock rail, diverging side, and no amount of filing and tweaking would fix it.

Not everybody wants a turnout that sharp, I was doing an actual Nn3 loop on a T-trak triple....  I like the stuff and it's almost as good as Kato, except for that switch issue.   Right up there with the annoying factor of switchpoint derailments on Kato 4's, which is more fixable.

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Re: Rokuhan Z track question
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2021, 12:28:26 AM »
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Yeah, those small turnouts are pretty useless from my perspective.   I have one on my current layout used to create a two-track spur for corn syrup loading.  The corn syrup cars can make it through ok so my plan is just to always use the other cars (spotted on track one) to reach the second set. (spotted on track two) 

None of my current locos can make it through those turnouts.  Wondering if the upcoming SW1500s might.
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