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Author Topic: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)  (Read 2924 times)

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #75 on: January 13, 2018, 03:05:18 pm »
Further sample of my kettles shows that a Dapol 9f hauls 8 coaches up a 14 inch radius 2% grade with no problems but the Grafar Castle can only manage 4 comfortably.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #76 on: January 13, 2018, 07:49:57 pm »
Further sample of my kettles shows that a Dapol 9f hauls 8 coaches up a 14 inch radius 2% grade with no problems but the Grafar Castle can only manage 4 comfortably.

Just to be sure on that, you refer to the old Farish one and not the newer Bachmann Farish version, Di?

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #77 on: January 13, 2018, 07:51:40 pm »
Further sample of my kettles shows that a Dapol 9f hauls 8 coaches up a 14 inch radius 2% grade with no problems but the Grafar Castle can only manage 4 comfortably.

Just to be sure on that, you refer to the old Farish one and not the newer Bachmann Farish version, Di?
No the new one with sound.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #78 on: January 13, 2018, 07:53:45 pm »
Oh dear. The poor haulage on inclines by the newer Castle have been discussed :hmmm:

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #79 on: January 14, 2018, 12:38:08 am »
Further sample of my kettles shows that a Dapol 9f hauls 8 coaches up a 14 inch radius 2% grade with no problems but the Grafar Castle can only manage 4 comfortably.

try putting a strip of lead under the keeper plate (I use glue and glaze to stick it on so it can be removed without damaging the loco) it makes a bit of a difference

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