Bending Marklin Flex-track 2205

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JackX
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Bending Marklin Flex-track 2205

Post by JackX » Tue 8. Oct 2019, 11:06

Hi there!

When bending marklin flex-track 2205, using the Element side bar (bending to either straight or curved form), the 2205 track always bend to the right. If I want it to bend to the left, it seems I must bend it "by hand" to the left before I push the curved link. Is there a way I can make the 2205 bend the way I want it?

Cheers!

JackX

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Re: Bending Marklin Flex-track 2205

Post by RailModeller Support » Tue 8. Oct 2019, 11:47

JackX wrote:
Tue 8. Oct 2019, 11:06
When bending marklin flex-track 2205, using the Element side bar (bending to either straight or curved form), the 2205 track always bend to the right. If I want it to bend to the left, it seems I must bend it "by hand" to the left before I push the curved link. Is there a way I can make the 2205 bend the way I want it?
Well, there really is no left or right curved track - it's just a matter of how you look at the track.

Rotating the track (e.g. quickly with the Command-L, Command-R shortcuts or precisely with the inspector to the right) will position it accordingly.
In order to exactly position a curved track so it turns the other way it would require a delta angle of 180 - arc angle of curve.

Hope this makes sense,
Jan
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Re: Bending Marklin Flex-track 2205

Post by JackX » Mon 21. Oct 2019, 15:12

Quote: it would require a delta angle of 180 - arc angle of curve.
Hope this makes sense,"

Uh ... no. I´ve tried to put an angle in the form 180 - arc angle of curve i.e. 180-45, but once the flex trac 2205 has been fixed to the joint, and I adjust using the Element side bar (bending either straight or curved form) no matter how I try to put in any angle, the flex track bends to the right.

Cheers!

All the best,
JackX

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