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Old 01-24-2015, 01:12 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by bigbassloyd View Post
After spending way too many hours studying track charts for various railroads, it's safe to assume that 99% of any curves of consequence have cant. It's usually 1 to 2.5 degrees on most 60mph and lower RR's.

Loyd L.
Exactly. Most do, but what is it here? Without running a plumb line or an angle measure, you really can't get any closer than 1 to 2.5%. And, what if the tracks have settled? Around here they heave all the time in winter. I wouldn't go by that, and the train isn't positioned purely in the X axis to begin with.

Kent in SD
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