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    • November 13, 2017 10:20 AM EST
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      I guess it depends how long the curve is and how long the train is. 

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    • November 13, 2017 2:30 PM EST
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      Makes perfect sense to me too. Greg

      David Maynard said:

      My locomotives are most apt to slip when the locomotive is on the straight track, but he trailing cars are still in the preceding curve. The curve creates more drag on the cars, but the locomotive cant get the added traction of the flanges pressing against the rail in a curve.

       

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    • November 13, 2017 7:54 PM EST
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      David Maynard said:

      My locomotives are most apt to slip when the locomotive is on the straight track, but he trailing cars are still in the preceding curve. The curve creates more drag on the cars, but the locomotive cant get the added traction of the flanges pressing against the rail in a curve.

      This is exactly when my engine typically slips trying to pull the cars up the track.  It was slipping typically once it finished going around the second curve on the grade.  There are several factors in play however at this point.  

      1. What you mention above with the engine on the straight section and the rail cars on curves.
      2. The grade getting steeper at the end. Sadly this is the way it got installed. I attempted to even out the grade but still ended up with closer to 4 at the top of the hill and closer to 3 for the rest of it.

       

    • November 13, 2017 9:20 PM EST
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      hey the cool thing with diesels is they are designed to be mu'd.... 

       

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    • November 14, 2017 2:25 AM EST
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      Loco Wheel Slip on Grades

      A video of a Rock Island train with two USAT GP38s (without traction tires) pulling it up my double loop (before the upper yard layout was built).  The loops include some straighter sections. The tracks are stainless steel.

      Note at time 3:50 (3 minutes, 50 seconds into the video), the greatest amount wheel slip of the locos can be heard just after the locos exit the curve onto a fairly straight section of track where the train is almost stalled.


      https://youtu.be/y2ssfzme8xY?t=208

      Again, the train's second run at time 10:24 shows the greatest wheel slip at the same location on the loop:

       

      https://youtu.be/y2ssfzme8xY?t=624

       

      (Tried both Joe Zullo's and Eric Reuter's instructions to embed videos and still can't get them to work!)

      -Ted

      This post was edited by Ted Doskaris at November 14, 2017 2:34 AM EST
    • November 14, 2017 7:50 AM EST
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    • November 14, 2017 9:05 AM EST
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      This post was edited by Joe Zullo at November 14, 2017 9:17 AM EST
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    • November 14, 2017 3:47 PM EST
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      Works fine, following the instructions in the sticky... BUT when you edit the post, the video disappears...

       

      And there seems to be a way to fix this, but it's tricky... so just make a new post, embed the video and save... don't do ANYTHING else.

       

      Greg

       

       

      This post was edited by Greg Elmassian at November 14, 2017 3:49 PM EST
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    • November 14, 2017 3:49 PM EST
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    • November 14, 2017 8:07 PM EST
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      Greg Elmassian said:

      Works fine, following the instructions in the sticky... BUT when you edit the post, the video disappears...

      And there seems to be a way to fix this, but it's tricky... so just make a new post, embed the video and save... don't do ANYTHING else.

      Greg

       The video code does not disappear when I edit my post and add text. Be advised that the embed code must contain the https:// in the YouTube url (not just http://).

       

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    • November 14, 2017 8:51 PM EST
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      It just did to me, so I took the easy route that always works!

       

      I just tried to edit my post above and no code in it, completely blank. So, as I said, this is not consistent between browsers or operating systems, or something. So as always I recommend a procedure that always works... I've used computers since 1975 and I am not hallucinating, so for me, the youtube code disappears when editing a post. I did a bunch of testing before I posted.

       

      Latest firefox, windows 10

       

      Isn't this fun?

      This post was edited by Greg Elmassian at November 14, 2017 8:55 PM EST
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    • November 14, 2017 9:50 PM EST
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      I see Sean's attempt to post my video did not show up in my Firefox browser, whereas Joe's did.

      The link URLs I provided, when clicked on, start the video at a specific time of interest.
      Furthermore, I find embedding videos to be unworkable on this Web site and will not attempt to do so in the future until remedied without having to jump through hoops.

      -Ted

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