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12" Gauge Cast Iron Curve Track

Description:

Curved track should be manufactured in single piece 45 sections. Manufactured in this manner, when a curve is combined with another curve or a 45 switch, only two castings are required to produce a 90 turn.

The manufacturer should have an ample supply of casting patterns in a variety of radii,5'- 6" radius and 6'- 0" radius are typically standards. However, additional curve radii for tight turns and broad sweeping turns should also be available (4- 5 " radius, 6'- 6" radius)

Custom slicing of curved sections allows an infinite selection of angles, "S" turns, etc.

Precision patterns, pattern makers and a substantial pattern inventory is required for any manufacturing firm to produce a consistent, quality product.

Notes:

G) Splice plates should be pre-installed and hardware included to reduce field labor (field welding and grinding is an antiquated, labor intensive, track connecting method).

H) Casting ends should be machined for a precise flush joint.

I) Pre-drilled and countersunk bolt holes are necessary to reduce installation time.

Maintenance:

Inspect outside track trench wall (centrifugally loaded side) for wear. Any visual wear damage occurring to the curves is a "Red Flag", indicating worn or Non-OEM wheels.

Note:

Each track splice equates to installation labor and potential joint problems. Obtain the largest castings with the fewest splices to expedite installation and limit future headaches.


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