350 MPH and all train Baby.

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  1. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    WOW!

    That's cool! But I bet you don't get to meet it at a crossing... ;) I am surprised that there is footage from alongside the right-of-way - must be an "official" camera, not a railfan.

    Andrew
  3. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Shouldn't that speed be about 375 mph, rather than 350?

    Wayne
  4. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Nope. It should actually be about 360. 357.24, if you want to split meters... :)

    (1 mile = 1.609 km)
  5. steamhead

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    No.....357 mph....1.610 km./mile
  6. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    Holy Crap!!! Awesome!
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    I think its funny in the comments they are all arguing over which is better trains or maglev. Who cares! 357 MPH is fast!!

    Dave
  8. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    What a surprise: :eek: I was wrong again!! :oops::oops: 357 it is. hamr:-D As the saying goes: "You know what in; same stuff out". :rolleyes: Of course, now I don't find the video all that impressive. ;) :-D

    Wayne
  9. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    What can I say, I'm a farmer, we round everything down.:thumb:
  10. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    Very impressive !!

    I have an idea:

    Do you think one of us could model that train and run it at scale speed? :eek::confused:

    Rob
  11. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    I think many of the cheaper train sets are already set to run at that scale speed...! ;) :D

    Andrew
  12. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    Sure just nail the track right on the wall and fire it up!
  13. RobertInOntario

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    I'm at home and I'm supposed to be doing work, yet I keep watching this video!! :eek:

    Rob
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    WOW! :drag1:

    I bet that train could do a loop like on a roller coaster. jawdrop
  15. jesso

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    I love watching those videos! It is amazing that they can do that safely.

    My neighbor bought an old athearn hustler with a rubber band drive that I am fairly sure could keep up with those at scale speeds, the only problem is that 18" radius curves in HO tend to act like a launch pad for it.