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Hi Sean, is that 22" radius? 22" is 559mm the closest in the Hornby range is radius 4 which is 572mm. Typically large American steam locos won't run on anything smaller than radius 4 in Hornby. I have a Challenger 4-6-6-4 with a big tender and that barely runs around radius 4.

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Hi Sean, is that 22" radius? 22" is 559mm the closest in the Hornby range is radius 4 which is 572mm. Typically large American steam locos won't run on anything smaller than radius 4 in Hornby. I have a Challenger 4-6-6-4 with a big tender and that barely runs around radius 4.

 

This is a 2-8-4 pere marquette 1225 it says Performs best on 22" radius curves or greater.

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You could use flexitrack which could give you smooth running.

 

It doesn't matter if it's flex track or set track, you will get smooth running either way if the track is laid right. Its

 

With American locos and rolling stock they are much bigger than European trains even though they are HO. Here is a pic showing the size of my challenger compared to a 141 with a craven.2014-07-06 13.19.31.jpg

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