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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 11:26 pm
   
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Sorry!. Sorry! (running for cover).



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pipopak wrote: Sorry!. Sorry! (running for cover).
Na, It's all right, but I HATE geared steam, just don't like them, the Heisler's are about the only ones I like, but they are carzy hard to find, and I am going to go with a fleet of 2-6-2's, seeing this picture from a canadian logging railway, LOVE IT! BEST PICTURE EVER!

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 Posted: Sun Jun 12th, 2011 10:15 am
   
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Also, have smoothed out the grades, with biggest a 2.5%, as I still want the terrain to be realistic to the area.

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 Posted: Sun Jun 12th, 2011 10:32 am
   
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W C Greene wrote: OK, no Shays...that limits you to modeling a rack railroad or maybe using a hoist to help pull cars up the grade. Geared locos were prefered by roads that had STEEP GRADES because they could do the job. Rod locos are fine, but they ain't geared. Possibly that outside frame 2-8-0 would do fine on grades since the weight is down over (and around) the drivers. But then, you could make any rod loco model pull grades if you put traction tires on all the drivers and ran with onboard batteries and radio control (traction tires won't allow track power pickup)

Good luck.........Woodie
Thanks, but I severely detest outside framed locos. Thanks though. 

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 Posted: Sun Jun 12th, 2011 10:57 am
   
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How about building a bulldozer, and push the cars up the hill?

Or don't you like things painted yellow?


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Herb Kephart wrote: How about building a bulldozer, and push the cars up the hill?

Or don't you like things painted yellow?


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umm, and how'd you know I like yellow (the paint scheme for my railway is actually red with yellow striping, on the black of the rest of the engine, it look AWESOME!)

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 Posted: Sun Jun 12th, 2011 12:25 pm
   
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Some of the early logging lines used used 2-6-0 as power but they were mostly a size smaller and older that the Bachmann loco, more like the large scale one. 2-6-0's were quite popular on the southern swamp logging lines - I think a couple of these locos survive in Disney ownership, but these were much, much smaller locos again.

In general 2-6-2 were preferred for logging service but there were not that many of these on the narrow gauge - on NG lines in general the 2-8-0 was by far the most popular loco.



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 Posted: Sun Jun 12th, 2011 12:27 pm
   
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tebee wrote: Some of the early logging lines used used 2-6-0 as power but they were mostly a size smaller and older that the Bachmann loco, more like the large scale one. 2-6-0's were quite popular on the southern swamp logging lines - I think a couple of these locos survive in Disney ownership, but these were much, much smaller locos again.

In general 2-6-2 were preferred for logging service but there were not that many of these on the narrow gauge - on NG lines in general the 2-8-0 was by far the most popular loco.
Thanks, maybe I'll just go with what ever engine I pick up, am buying a custom kitbash of an IHC 2-6-0 and a Ken Kidder 4-6-0 chassis, and will convert it to Sn42.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 14th, 2011 09:13 pm
   
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To tell you the truth, I have been throwing out random numbers that sound good to me, but could you show me a chart of what different grades look like? I am thinking a 1% grade, after this video........

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 Posted: Wed Jun 15th, 2011 09:15 am
   
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Draw a line 10" long. at the end draw a vertical line .1" (one tenth of an inch--close to 3/32") connect the top of this line to the verticle line where you started. That is 1%.

Warning! 5% does not look like much on paper, but is too much for more than an engine and a car or two--unless you use geared locos--and I know you don't like them.

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