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 Posted: Thu Oct 26th, 2017 05:28 pm
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W C Greene

Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 7809
Howdy Rich, inertia in a scale model locomotive is (I suppose) a cool thing. But the facts are probably this: flywheels/inertia control are believed to overcome the age old problem of a tiny locomotive running on track which has the power supply sometimes losing contact with the wheels and the electric motor and causing the loco to stall or just stop until the layout is whacked or the "giant 0-5-0" reaches in and moves the loco along. In other words, bridging the gap between specks of dirt on wheels or track or both.
I know modelers who swear by flywheels and inertia control and they have their opinions, mine are different but then that's what makes the world go 'round.
Does any of this crap make sense? It does to me but then that's why I am known as the original Outlaw Troublemaker.


It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
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