|View single post by oztrainz|
|Posted: Tue Mar 14th, 2017 12:52 am||
There is a rough "rule of thumb" that the width of rolling stock should not be more than 3 times gauge for stability reasons,
but it can be broken (if not shattered) when you get the engineering right.
Have a look at http://www.freerails.com/view_post.php?post_id=85361 and the rest of this thread.
Forrest's point about overhangs on curves is worth considering, but with the following modifications:
(remember most 2' gauge rolling stock apart from some of the Maine stuff is usually well under 30' long),
you should be able to get away with 3 to 3 1/2" track spacing on the curves.
At 3' to 3.5" track centres, it might not be a real good idea to be standing between the tracks on a bend as trains pass each other
But the wagons should miss
At 4" track centres, not a problem
Unanderra in oz