W C Greene wrote: Herb-there is an alternative...run locos with traction tires or put some of that Toad Snot stuff on the drivers. Or maybe use a hoist to help the loco up the stiff grade. I know that one works.
Woodie Yes Woodie, but every traction tire is a wheel that can't be relied on for electrical pickup. Don't know about snot (Bullfrog type) but can't believe that it is going to make contact any more reliable.
Now we DO know how to overcome bad wheel/rail contact though, don't we---
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Herb-well, yes..we do know how it could be done. A properly equalized locomotive mechanism would pull correctly and maintain electrical continunity but how many RTR locomotives have this feature? I suspect NONE do. That other alternative will be not discussed here. There's a thread for that.
How about using a hoist...I know that works!
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