|View single post by vamodeler|
|Posted: Sat Feb 10th, 2018 02:01 am||
Great plan as usual!
Wow, that would be a lot of operation!
A few suggestions/comments: you could use steeper grades and switchbacks to eliminate some tunnels.
The Gilpiin sure used switchbacks.
The Overland brass shays would handle 7% if you wanted to go that steep,
unlike the On30 Bachmanns (which someone out there HAS modified to On2).
My suggestion would be 4-6%.
Not sure about going sharper than 22-inches on curves, I wouldn't,
those Grandt-Line cars (light!) with Coronado trucks will likely need it.
I would think you could eliminate the large number of wyes but could be wrong.
I would imagine the locos were always operated with the firebox pointed downhill.
Still, its a killer plan.
Might have to add a garage to the house!
I've got a little Gilpin like module, see link below.