Talking about Inclines

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by shamus, Mar 11, 2002.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    I have just completed my 8% incline on a trestle, all my loco's (Shays-Climax's & Heislers) climb it without any trouble.

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  2. Bob Collins

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    Shamus;

    Again, what outstanding photography and layout. It is so much fun to watch you put it all together and to learn from what you are doing.

    Bob
  3. Tyson Rayles

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    Really sharp Shamus!:cool:
  4. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

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    cog operations

    Seeing Shamus's beautiful layout reminds me of a question I keep forgetting to ask here on The Gauge.

    Does anyone ever model cog railways? I don't believe I have ever seen any reference to it, nor have I see any motive power that I thought was designed for cog operations.

    Bob
  5. Woodie

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    8%.......... 8% !! The Garahbara Express would never get up that! Wouldn't matter how much of a run up it had!

    "Everybody out!!!........ and start pushin' ! ", would be the conductor's cry! :eek:
  6. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Bob, Re cog railroads in model form
    Fleischmann do a cog loco in H0 which runs on their cog track, it can climb up a 12% grade pulling 4 coaches.
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    Thought you might like to see a better photo of the grade.

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  7. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Shamus,
    That seven spot is a great looking climax! Seems to be doing well shoving those logs up that 8%,,,,,,8%!!????,,,grade.
    So, the second largest industry supported by your railroad is a
    sand quarry????
    Great shot, I like the rock detail behind the trestle.
    Pete
  8. Bob Collins

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    Shamus;

    Thanks for the info on the cog railway. With all the narrow gauge interest I just thought it was interesting no one that I have heard about seems to model that sort of thing. Of course, it is more of a European thing. I rode on one once in Germany at the Zugspitz, where the train actually travels up through the center of the mountain. Built by Hitler for what reason I'm not certain.
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    Bob,

    We have a cog railway here in New Hampshire that climbs up Mount Washington. I went on it when I was little.Been waiting for the kids to get older to take them up.Maybe this summer I'll do it.

    Shane
  10. BDC

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    There's also a cog railway that ascends to the top of Pike's Peak in Colorado. It's currently traversed by some Swiss motorized passenger cars, but in the parking lot they have a couple of old cog steamers on display. Of course, the fitness buffs have a trail they can hike to the summit (14,110 ft) and there's a road too. The elevator to the summit should be installed soon!;)