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 Posted: Mon Dec 24th, 2018 03:20 pm
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Tom Harbin

 

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Bob,

This is a great idea!

What I really like is being able to check the load under actual conditions like grades.
Even though I only have 2% grades they definitely affect the load.
I'm thinking maybe a small flat car with leads to reach the engine.
That way I could even put together a typical lash-up and check it out.

I got leery of grades and loads when many, many years ago I attempted my first Christmas layout.
I slapped a bunch of HO track on half of a Ping Pong table top with like 6% grades,
and put my very favorite train on it, a Rivarossi Old West train.
"On the second day of Christmas my 4-4-0 gave to me, two warning smells, and a totally fried motor."

Tom


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