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 Posted: Tue Mar 17th, 2015 11:02 am
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Found this thought maybe someone might want to try it.
Climbing 15 degrees sounds pretty cool to me.

https://books.google.com/books?id=i98DAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA190&lpg=PA190&dq=ho+engine+that+climbs&source=bl&ots=L0fdr3UbMr&sig=UPWnmBEynXoiALYO81hwVw2pmNU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lwIIVcuxGM7noASg24HQBQ&ved=0CDwQ6AEwCg#v=onepage&q=ho%20engine%20that%20climbs&f=false



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 Posted: Tue Mar 17th, 2015 05:26 pm
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Wow, that is cool! I would imagine that a properly weighted loco pulling a very free rolling and light car could do the job. On my old layout, I had about a 15-20% incline which had a working winch to haul cars up & down but I found that one of my non-stock Bachmann On30 0-4-0t's could haul one weighted ore car up the grade. I never operated that way but it did climb the incline.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 17th, 2015 06:59 pm
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Nice, but I think in this case the loco should always be behind the car, pushing it not pulling.

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Loco is always on the downside of the track. Jose.



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 Posted: Wed Mar 18th, 2015 06:42 am
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W C Greene wrote:
Wow, that is cool! I would imagine that a properly weighted loco pulling a very free rolling and light car could do the job. On my old layout, I had about a 15-20% incline which had a working winch to haul cars up & down but I found that one of my non-stock Bachmann On30 0-4-0t's could haul one weighted ore car up the grade. I never operated that way but it did climb the incline.

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At one time I was thinking about a Porter 0-4-0 for my pizza layout as I head they could pull a grade ... But they are out of my current price range.

I'm hoping to find an engine that can handle tight turns, pull several (light) cars up a grade and maybe be something I can customize with a scratch built body. Oh and be under $100 ..... I can dream, right :/



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 Posted: Wed Mar 18th, 2015 02:56 pm
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Yep, unfortunately the Bachmann On30 Porters are quite expensive now...I bought mine back when they were under 40 bucks but now they have dcc, sound, and whatever else can be shoehorned into the tiny critters. There may still be some out there at a "reasonable" price. Good luck.

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Mt. Washington, NH cog railway.




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Cool photo :)



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 Posted: Thu Mar 19th, 2015 07:45 am
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@Woody
In ye olde days it was the Varney Dockside we employed for that....versatile and affordable.

Oh, and BTW - that mt. washington picture seems to be tilted to the left by some 10..15°. Nobody would be able to keep hold in the coach were it that steep.



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Mmmm...

...the trestle uprights seem to be pointing upwards.

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