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K-track 2262/2263/2265/2266 turnout geometry

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K-track 2262/2263/2265/2266 turnout geometry

This diagram may help you with designing your Marklin K-Track layout. Track spacing with the standard Marklin 2261/2262/2263/2265/2266 turnouts is 64.6mm. This image shows the 2261, but this also applies to the other standard Marklin K-track turnouts: the motorized Marklin 2262 (lefthand) the motorized Marklin 2263 (righthand) the manual Marklin 2265 (lefthand) the manual Marklin 2266 (righthand) To get to the same length as two straight pieces of 2200, you add the 2208. The Marklin 2232 curve piece is the curve identical to the turnout curve.

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Marklin K-track curves

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Marklin K-track curves

I am going to start building a train layout using Marklin K track. The layout will have parallel tracks and see that there’s a couple of radius’ to chose from. Which is the most common 2221/2231 vs 2241/2251? The layout will be 9’ x 16’ with 2 levels. Also which one is the normal spacing 57mm or 64.6? The most common ones are the smaller 2221 and 2231 curves. But they are used more often because they take less space. On your larger layout You can try to use larger radii where possible. Clearly bigger is better, assuming you have the...

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