Re: [Z_Scale] AZL April 2014 New Releas e – Part 1
- Are the new SD70 units geared the same as the GP30, GP38, etc.?If so, that will make it easier to MU on DC or consist if DCC'ed without too much hassle.
Yes and no. The motor is the same. But the chassis length is different and of course the trucks are very different. The six axle trucks are more complicated than the four axle trucks. You will see different running characteristics on the SD70 series versus the GP30 and GP38 series. It still may be possible to mu them, but it is not necessarily all apples to apples.I did test run the new series of SD70s with the first series and found that you can run these together. The speed matching is very similar.RobOn Apr 8, 2014, at 11:49 PM, Ruddick Lindley <elruddick@...> wrote:
Are the new SD70 units geared the same as the GP30, GP38, etc.?If so, that will make it easier to MU on DC or consist if DCC'ed without too much hassle.
- I speed match all my locos on DCC, even similar locos can have varying speeds at the same "throttle setting".
I'm looking for an automated method to do this, i.e. a test track that can measure the speed and create the right speed table.