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Curve Templates

By November 15, 2011

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How do you translate your track plan from paper to plywood? One useful tool for the process is a set of templates for various curve radii.

curve templates
These home-made templates make it easy to lay out parallel sets of tracks, even diverging tracks, without finding a center for the arc.
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These are easy to make and can be used when you don't have an easy way measure the curve directly on the platform or subroadbed.

Learn how to make and use your own templates and get that railroad off the drawing board. A few minutes of work can pay off for years to come as you develop and redesign your layout.


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