Incline performance?

Re: Incline performance?

Postby Arseny » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:36 am

dileTTante wrote:I'm sure you know what you're doing, and your research provides prototypes, but
the idea of a diesel locomotive pushing hopper cars of coal to feed steam locomotives seems rather sad.


Why not? I suppose it could by typical for early or mid-1950s.
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Re: Incline performance?

Postby dileTTante » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:35 am

I didn't say it was wrong. The usual scenes have diesel and steam locos together doing their jobs, looking good in front of their trains. In this case you have diesel serving steam, like servant and master, when you know eventually the servant will take the master's place. Maybe ironic rather than sad.
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Re: Incline performance?

Postby krokodil » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:07 am

Marquette wrote:Okay now that is a very interesting idea!

Could you clarify for me what a supermagnet is?



In several shops you can get extremely strong magnets. My ones are about 3x3x2 mm square magnets and a very thin sheet steel plate under the track can hold my small TTe locomotive upside down on the tracks.
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Re: Incline performance?

Postby dileTTante » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:17 pm

Do people use magnetic uncoupling ramps in TT? I haven't seen a N. American layout in TT, so that's why I ask. If so, what would happen if a locomotive with a super magnet passed over a ramp?
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Re: Incline performance?

Postby krokodil » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:35 pm

dileTTante wrote:Do people use magnetic uncoupling ramps in TT? I haven't seen a N. American layout in TT, so that's why I ask. If so, what would happen if a locomotive with a super magnet passed over a ramp?



Probably nothing.
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