|View single post by Tramcar Trev|
|Posted: Mon Jan 18th, 2016 09:59 pm||
oztrainz wrote:Hi Trev,Well, let's have a look at a reprint of an H. K. Porter catalog from early to early/mid 1900s.
Which would seem reasonable... The tractive effort was the catch though, so many stories of Motors slipping on grades it must be at least partially true... The "Miranda Hill" Was notorious as were the descents to the eastern suburbs beaches where 1:10 grades were common....There were much steeper grades 1:8 to Balmain Wharf where the infamous Dummy used to work and Bellvue Hill, thats even a challenge for a car let alone an antique tram....
I'll have to check up the specs for the Baldwins, I have them in my totally disorganised archives along with the drawings....
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I perceive with regret that I am
A creature that moves
in predestinate groves
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