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The BendTrack Manual  --  Module Types
Straight Modules
          Your "straight" module can actually be any length or shape you
can think of, so in fact it need not even be "straight" at all! All that is
necessary is to have each module conform to the required joining
standards. This will allow them to mate with any other BendTrack
module. The BendTrack straight module differs from the traditional
straight module in that it has tracks on both sides instead of just one.

          When setting up a traditional module system you need to make
sure that you have an equal length of modules on both sides of the
setup. For example, if you have two 6 foot modules on one side
totaling 12 feet, you must maintain that 12 foot length on the opposite
side with either two more 6 foot modules, three 4 foot modules or a 4
and 8 foot module. With BendTrack that "need" is entirely eliminated,
which again helps give BendTrack it's very open, linear feel. When
you build a straight module to any length, its like building two modules
at the same time that will automatically total the same length.
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Angled & Curved Modules
          Curved and angled modules can be built with any amount of curvature that is desired or needed to fit a particular space or area. Traditional modular systems rely heavily on having four 90 degree corner modules in order to have a complete running layout. With BendTrack,  the need for corner modules simply does not exist.

Branching Modules
          Branching modules can add great variety and interest to the shape of a BendTrack layout, allowing several "legs" of the layout to diverge in different directions. A spectacular amount of railroading can be added with some creative Branching Modules! .
          The curved or angled modules are not -required- for layout operation, but rather, can be included to make a more natural or pleasing appearance to the eye or to better match what you want the track to be doing, such as an offset or "S" shaped module where the track follows a river or hillside.
          A "T" module is nothing more than a straight module with another 2 foot end coming off of one of the sides where more modules can connect to, to form a branch off of the original route.
          Other modules can be built with the same idea in mind but in the shape of "Y"s, "+"s, "X"s, or any other arrangement you wish. Don't forget, though, that for every branch in the layout, a balloon module must be used to cap off the branch.
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          Your "straight" module can actually be any length or shape you can think of, so in
fact it need not even be "straight" at all! All that is necessary is to have each module
conform to the required joining standards. This will allow them to mate with any other
BendTrack module. The BendTrack straight module differs from the traditional straight
module in that it has tracks on both sides instead of just one.

          When setting up a traditional module system you need to make sure that you have
an equal length of modules on both sides of the setup. For example, if you have two 6
foot modules on one side totaling 12 feet, you must maintain that 12 foot length on the
opposite side with either two more 6 foot modules, three 4 foot modules or a 4 and 8
foot module. With BendTrack that "need" is entirely eliminated, which again helps give
BendTrack it's very open, linear feel. When you build a straight module to any length, its
like building two modules at the same time that will automatically total the same length.
          Curved and angled modules can be built with any amount of curvature that is desired or needed to fit a particular space or area. Traditional modular systems rely heavily on having four 90 degree corner modules in order to have a complete running layout. With BendTrack,  the need for corner modules simply does not exist.  In fact, the BendTrack system has no "corner" module as such, but rather straight modules that have been bent to any desired amount of curvature or angle.
In fact, the BendTrack system has no "corner" module as such, but rather straight modules that have been bent to any desired amount of curvature or angle.
          Branching modules can add great variety and interest to the shape of a BendTrack layout, allowing several "legs" of the layout to diverge in different directions. A spectacular amount of railroading can be added with some creative Branching Modules! . A "T" module is nothing more than a straight module with another 2 foot end coming off of one of the sides where more modules can connect to, to form a branch off of the original route.
The Original "N"ovative
Modular System
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          Your "straight" module can actually
be any length or shape you can think of, so
in fact it need not even be "straight" at all!
All that is necessary is to have each
module conform to the required joining
standards. This will allow them to mate with
any other BendTrack module. The
BendTrack straight module differs from the
traditional straight module in that it has
tracks on both sides instead of just one.

          When setting up a traditional module
system you need to make sure that you
have an equal length of modules on both
sides of the setup. For example, if you
have two 6 foot modules on one side
totaling 12 feet, you must maintain that 12
foot length on the opposite side with either
two more 6 foot modules, three 4 foot
modules or a 4 and 8 foot module. With
BendTrack that "need" is entirely
eliminated, which again helps give
BendTrack it's very open, linear feel. When
you build a straight module to any length,
its like building two modules at the same
time that will automatically total the same
length.
          Curved and angled modules can be built with any amount of curvature that is desired or needed to fit a particular space or area. Traditional modular systems rely heavily on having four 90 degree corner modules in order to have a complete running layout. With BendTrack,  the need for corner modules simply does not exist.  In fact, the BendTrack system has no "corner" module as such, but rather straight modules that have been bent to any desired amount of curvature or angle.
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