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Posted By lownote on 03 Jan 2008 01:59 PM

Also as I look at those threads on the train li I see you can bend radius1 cruves. I have a ton of lgb 1100 curves, the result of some gifts given to my son over the years by his late grandfather. maybe 5 full circles worth. I could use the bender to re shape those and it would pay for itself in saving the cost of new track


it is not too difficult converting R1 curves to bigger radii.
have a look in the following link. most of the straights and all of the curves were R1s before. http://kormsen.info/tracks/

there are just a few things to think about.
for larger curves cut the tie-webbing on the inner sides of the curves (between all ties)(if you want to make straights, cut out the webbing of the outer side)
because of different lenghts, you will either have to cut one rail of every section, or you stagger the connectors of the two rails, then cut just one per curve.

the benders do not help much to bend 1 foot sections, because they can not bend the two ends. your hands and a small hammer used on the railfoot work perfect.
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