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Re: Re: Prototype speed of "Plymouth FL" #10

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  • Florian Barchetti
    That must have been fun for the engineer, having the coupler coming into the cab when hitting the brakes too late.   Florian ________________________________
    Message 1 of 10 , Feb 9, 2013
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      That must have been fun for the engineer, having the coupler coming into the cab when hitting the brakes too late.  
      Von: RANDALL HEES <hees@...>
      An: NCNGRR@yahoogroups.com
      Gesendet: 21:13 Donnerstag, 7.Februar 2013
      Betreff: Re: <NevadaCoNG> Re: Prototype speed of "Plymouth FL" #10

      One significant issue was the frame height.  On a Plymouth
      CL or FL the frame sits lower, and the coupler of a narrow
      gauge car will miss the frame in a collision, and strike
      the radiator or body.  On a DL or larger locomotive, the
      coupler will strike the frame.

      Randy Hees

      On Thu, 7 Feb 2013 11:32:58 -0800
        Andrew Brandon <andrew.brandon@...> wrote:
      > The NCNG actually encountered a fair number of issues
      >with their
      > gas-mechanicals early on. These problems stemmed from
      >the desire to use
      > them as replacements for steam locomotives on local
      >(GV>NC) traffic.
      Starting in the late 20s, they attempted to use several
      >different models
      > for this purpose. Among these were what became Madera
      >Sugar Pine #7 (NCNG
      > 1st #7) and Pacific Coast Ry #120 (NCNG was the reason
      >for the small pilot
      > and trailing axles being added in an attempt to track
      >better at higher
      > speeds.).
      > Andrew
      > -=Andrew Brandon=-
      > http://www.pacificng.com/
      > On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 7:30 AM, dave_grandt
      ><davegrandt@...> wrote:
      >> **
      >> My Plymouth catalog gives a speed of 10mph for models
      >>with 20" dia wheels
      >> --- In
      ymailto="mailto:NCNGRR@yahoogroups.com">NCNGRR@yahoogroups.com, "flobarchetti" wrote:
      >> ".
      >> >
      >> > I can imagine that speeds of 12mph are already quite
      >>frightening on a
      >> loco with hardly any spring suspension, very short
      >>wheelbase and on rough
      >> track.
      >> >
      >> > Maxon motors offers a motor/gearhead combo that fits
      >>my model and gives
      >> it a V/max of 10 scalemiles/hour.
      >> > What I am really curios about is, what the lowest
      >>steady speed will be.
      >> >
      >> > Florian
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >


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