Kato AC4400CW on 9" radius

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by CNCPGUY, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. CNCPGUY

    CNCPGUY New Member

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    I have many 9" radius's on my layout. I have been told that I will have trouble with using these units with such a layout. I'm looking for some feedback from people to see if anyone has run these units on 9" raduis, and what trouble they have had, or any trouble at all.

    I don't want to spend that amount of money and just have a very nice locomotive to look at, or to cause myself lots of headaches.

    All feedback is much appreciated.

    CNCPGUY
  2. sschaer

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    you will definitely have problems on such tight radius. also your trackwork really needs to be perfect. the ac4400 have low-profile wheels and will derail at any imperfection.

    don't ask how i know....
  3. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    I didn't know they had low pro wheels, but I would say you might have problems on that tight of radius too.
  4. nscalesteve

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    ...change the AC4400CW wheel sets to -9 wheels (you can also change the whole trucks if you like) and the engine will running better on your tight curves...