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    • May 17, 2018 1:02 PM EDT
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      Ruling radius for AD 45?

      Can an Aristo SD 45 find it's way around a 180° 8 ft curve, without stumbling?  Asking for a friend.  

       

      I don't really care about looks, as the curve is in in a minimally visible area, hidden by a "mountain."

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    • May 17, 2018 1:23 PM EDT
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      It can, but it could pull the following car off the track depending on length and coupler placement (ie long cars with tango mounted couplers).

    • May 17, 2018 4:34 PM EDT
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      Body mount, 830 coupler, 40 ft car.  The 830 box has cutouts to improve truck swing.

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    • May 17, 2018 5:20 PM EDT
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      Body mount to body mount, you should be fine.

    • May 17, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

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      SD45 with body mount Kadee coupled to 40' car on 8 foot diameter curve:

      (from Ted's vignette on Kadee mounting on GP40 and SD45  https://elmassian.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=361&Itemid=405 )

       

      This post was edited by Greg Greg Elmassian at May 17, 2018 5:57 PM EDT
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    • May 17, 2018 6:35 PM EDT
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      Interesting coupler change on the loco.  I did it that way on my first SD 45, some 15 years ago, when I first laid my hands on Great Northern 410.  I used a medium offset coupler, rather than do all the back and fill that Ted recommends.

       

      Ten years later, when GN 420 came out, as I started to remove the Aristo swingarm,  I thought (yes, it hurt), I wonder if I could just place a medium offset coupler in place of the Aristo coupler.  Sonofagun, it works, and it matches the Kadee height gauge, too.  Well, close enough that you wont notice it from a galloping horse.  Haven't had any problems with it for years.

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    • May 18, 2018 3:42 PM EDT
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      Those look awesome, Ted, thanks.

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