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1947Re: [z_scale] Re: Front coupler on steam locomotive?

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  • Jeffrey MacHan
    Oct 2, 2000
      >It's interesting that despite the number of "powered axles"
      >advertised by Marklin, the 2-8-2 and the 4-6-2 have the same number
      >of powered wheels doing the work -- four! The other drivers don't
      >quite touch the rails. Why are they designed this way? For better
      >traction or better electrical contact? Some other reason?
      >-- Andy

      The reason is to allow the long wheelbase locos to negociate the tightest of
      M's curves.


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