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What is the actual tolerance for the distance between the rails on gauge 1 track? I am hand laying some track and going to make some aluminum bars to hold the rails in gauge while putting in spikes. The cheap gauge I bought measures 1.768 to 1.794. What do you guys use for straight and curved sections? I know the curves need to be a little wider, so should I make them to the upper limit? How about the curves in switches?

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Thanks for the answers guys. Harvey, I checked out the gauge one website. They have a lot of info. Rich, it makes sense with a three point gauge that the curves will widen, and probably in proportion to the sharpness of the curve as well. It sounds like the "ride on" scales add about an 1/8" to their curves to lessen the drag of the cars. I surely won't need that much!
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