R56 curves have a radius of 56 studs, measured from the centerline of the track. The outside diameter of a circle of R56 curves is approximately 38″ (960mm). A single track segment covers 22.5°.
These tracks are all plastic, and work with any push- or battery-powered LEGO® train (namely Power Functions). They are not compatible with the older 9V or 12V train motors.
Each set includes 8 track segments, enough for a 1/2 circle.