PRR Catenary Dimensions

Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by green_elite_cab, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    Hello!

    I'm scratchbuilding PRR style catenary, but i don't have all the measure ments for it. The configuaration of the catenary in this picture is Idealy what i'm looking for. I'm building this in HO scale. i'd rather know the right size then try to use my eyes to guess what looks right.

    thanks for your help
    chris

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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Hi Chris,
    The rule of thumb most traction models go by is from the top of the rail to the overhead wire it is approx 20 to 21 scale feet.

    As for the height of the power lines above and the pole I don't know yet.
    But I will look through my many resource's.