29 August 2010

LGB track


LGB track

Here a description of LGB track geometry. First a an official image with examples of all lgb track.

LGB track


LGB track system
A detailed descriptionof all LGB track items


Straight Track Sections
LGB track straight sections are classified according to their length in millimeters

10000 Straight Track, 300 mm
This basic LGB straight section can be found in most LGB layouts. This section is sometimes called a "one foot" section.

10040 Straight Track, 41 mm
This short "make-up" section is frequently used in combinations with 12000 switches.

10050 Straight Track, 52 mm
This make-up section is frequently used with 12260 "double slip" switches and 13000 crossings.

10070 Straight Track, 75 mm
This make-up section is 1/4 the length of a 10000 straight section.

10080 Straight Track, 82 mm
This make-up section is frequently used in combinations with 12000 switches.

10090 Adjustable Track, 88-120 mm
The length of this section can be changed by turning the knob in the center of the section. It is very useful when building temporary layouts.

10150 Straight Track, 150 mm
This section is 1/2 the length of a 10000 straight section. It can be combined with another 150 mm track section, like an insulated track, to create a full 300 mm section.

10600 Straight Track, 600 mm
This section is 2 times the length of a 10000 straight section. This section is sometimes called a "two foot" section.

10610 Straight Track, 1200 mm
This section is 4 times the length of a 10000 straight section. This section is sometimes called a "four foot" section.


Curved Track Sections
LGB track curved sections are named according to their radius (R1, R2, R3,R5) and arc in degrees

11000 Curved Track, R1, 30°
This basic LGB curved section is included in LGB starter sets. Twelve 11000 sections make a complete circle (12 sections x 30° = 360°).

11020 Curved Track, R1, 15°
This section is 1/2 the arc of an 11000 curved section.

11040 Curved Track, R1, 7.5°
This section is 1/4 the arc of an 11000 curved section.

15000 Curved Track, R2, 30°
This is a medium-radius curve. Twelve 15000 sections make a complete circle (12 sections x 30° = 360°).

16000 Curved Track, R3, 22.5°
This is a large-radius curve. Sixteen 16000 sections make a complete circle (16 sections x 22.5° = 360°).

18000 Curved Track, R5, 15°
This is the largest radius curve. Twentyfour 18000 sections make a complete (24 section x 15° = 360°)

18020 Curved Track, R5, 7.5°
This section is 1/4 the arc of an 18000 curved section.














































Switches
LGB switches, also known as "turnouts," are designated by their switch drive mechanism (manual or electric), curve direction (right or left) and curve radius (R1, R3, R5):

12000 Manual Switch, Right, R1
12050 Electric Switch, Right, R1
12100 Manual Switch, Left, R1
12150 Electric Switch, Left, R1
These four switches are essentially the same. For layout planning purposes, you can think of these as a combination of a 10000 straight section and a 11000 curved section. The electric versions include a 12010 "EPL"
Switch Drive.
12260 Electric Double-Slip Switch
This special switch is a combination of a switch and a 22.5° crossing. The straight sections are 375 mm long. It includes two 12010 switch drives. The curves are R1 radius.

12360 Electric Three-Way Switch
This special switch is a combination of a 12100 and a 12150. The curved sides are R1 radius. It includes two 12010 switch drives.

16050 Electric Switch, Right, R3
16150 Electric Switch, Left, R3
The curved side of these switches is similar to a 16000 curved section. The straight side is 440 mm long. These switches include a 12010 switch drive.

18050 Manual Switch, Right, R5
18150 Manual Switch, Left, R5
The curved side of these switches is similar to a 18000 curved section. The straight side is 600 mm long



Crossings
LGB crossings are named according to their crossing angle (in degrees)

13000 Crossing, 30°
The straight sections of this crossing are different lengths, 300 mm and 341 mm.

13100 Crossing, 90°
The straight sections of this crossing are different lengths, 150 mm and 185 mm. This allows the 13100 to be installed in double track lines, for example, at a station.
Hint: The 185 mm section is not centered. One leg extends 82.5 mm from center. The other leg extends 102.5 mm from center.

13200 Crossing, 22.5°
Straight section length 375 mm

The 12260 Electric Double-Slip Switch is also a crossing with a 22.5° crossing angle.

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