View Full Version : Curving Dynamic Track
06-05-2001, 06:42 PM
In crossing a gap between two parallel straight sections with an offset, I had to use two pieces of dynamic track coming out oppositely with straight and curved portions. By setting one approximately right from one direction, and diddling the length and radius of the other I was able to get the two sections to meet precisely at the two curved portions which had the same angle of turn ( 0.300 radians or 18 17 degrees).
The problem I encountered was that I could only curve the track in one direction - to the left from the straight portion. Why? Why can't we curve the track in either direction from the straight portion?
06-12-2001, 03:58 PM
I am having the same problem could someone inlighten us to what we are doing wrong. Why do all the curved track turn to the left? Why is there only one type of track that you can pick from?
It looks like one of the Japanese track.
I suppose you could flip the dynamic track with the T key.
The other vital piece of track missing is a link piece for odd spaces, particularly where making junctions.
06-14-2001, 12:03 AM
The way I use dynamic track is to make up for odd intervals left when you make a siding. If the part missing is straight, it is no problem. When there is an orthogonal offset, as in the reversing loop I did, you must curve the dynamic track and adjust it for fit so there is a slight 'S' turn in the middle between two dynamic pieces. I don't think you can make this adjustment after flipping it with the T key. One could also ask why there was any offset. The pieces used should have produced a straight-across fit. two identical switch pieces were used to start the reverse loop. A set of identical pieces curving through 45 degrees were used to make the loop with only one of those pieces flipped. The geometry should have closed with a straight line.
07-27-2001, 06:13 PM
what can I say, its Microsoft !
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