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Flynhi

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Maximum slope
« on: January 05, 2018, 04:43:48 pm »
I have a new Polar Express set that I would like to raise to a trestle set height
What is the maximum slope in dregees that my PE engine will climb so that I can raise it in as short a distance as possible?

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Re: Maximum slope
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 07:31:24 am »
Flynhi
Hello & Wlcome to the Forum!

I use: 2% slope for normal loco's
          4% slope for locos with traction tires
          6% slope for geared loco's, climax, heisler, etc. with traction tires.

Go slowly, keep your rise gentile so you don't break traction and experiment
with your locomotive to see what yours will climb. then try it with your cars attached
see if it will climb or just break traction.

Happy Rails.
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Re: Maximum slope
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 03:00:00 pm »
Thanks Fave
So how many linear feet will it take to use a Lionel graduated trestle set- just up and down with no horizontal section at the highest point?

Will

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Re: Maximum slope
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 08:02:30 am »
Flynhi
not certain of the rise on a Lionel tressel set, works on a basic cross over layout so my guess would be around 4 to 6 linear feet to get the rise to horizontal.  I have Marx tressel sets & imagine they are close to Lionels' in rise. works on a 4 x 8 layout/crossover.

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