Quick train car question

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  1. CSX

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    If I have 75 feet of track, how many G-scale train cars should be run on it with a 27" long locomotive? The cars average about 19" long each. Thanks!!!!!
  2. CSX

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    Lets change that to 100 feet of track.
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Well, at most you can get 61 19" cars plus your loco... But most G-scale trains I have seen run with 3-6 cars plus caboose. One "extra long" train I saw this past weekend at a garden RR was 8 cars plus caboose, but it was double headed. If the track is level, you are probably reaching the pulling capacity of your loco at 8-10 cars anyway.

    Do a test and let us know what you find out!

    Andrew
  4. CSX

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    Alright, thanks Mason. Once I get everything going I will try 6 freight cars on it. Most likely 1 boxcar, 2 tankers, 3 hoppers, and a track cleaning car instead of caboose.
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    Also, I have a video on Garden Railroading, and he had a steam engine he used for a log car that had 2 engine blocks. It pulled 14 log cars plus a bobber caboose. I don't know how it can handle that!