Running full prototype length model trains

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Terry Flynn

Running full prototype length model trains

Many model railway enthusiasts will tell you that small scale model locomotives can’t pull a scale load. This is true for some off the shelf models and is mostly a problem for steam locomotives with tenders. This talk explores the various ways to achieve prototype length train operations


The basic theory about friction and rolling resistance. How to improve locomotive tractive effort How to decrease the train rolling resistance Layout design factors.

September 30th, 2023 from  1:15 PM to  2:00 PM