Cold Weather Running

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JRinTawa said:
I don't have experience in running trains in such cold temperatures but have found dew (rime?) will affect running and more so on some loco's than others. Hope that's of help :)

I thought of Rime because Rob said the track felt cold and clammy.
Rime is a frost that has a liquid state by condensation before freezing, depending how saturated the air is etc etc.
The only way to prove it is to wipe the track and wheels when it happens and see if the loco runs better.
 

JRinTawa

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spike said:
JRinTawa said:
I don't have experience in running trains in such cold temperatures but have found dew (rime?) will affect running and more so on some loco's than others. Hope that's of help :)

I thought of Rime because Rob said the track felt cold and clammy.
Rime is a frost that has a liquid state by condensation before freezing, depending how saturated the air is etc etc.
The only way to prove it is to wipe the track and wheels when it happens and see if the loco runs better.

Aahh yes I see :), would have very similar effects indeed to dew. So yep I'd go with the Rime too as a major contributing factor.
 

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JRinTawa said:
spike said:
JRinTawa said:
I don't have experience in running trains in such cold temperatures but have found dew (rime?) will affect running and more so on some loco's than others. Hope that's of help :)

I thought of Rime because Rob said the track felt cold and clammy.
Rime is a frost that has a liquid state by condensation before freezing, depending how saturated the air is etc etc.
The only way to prove it is to wipe the track and wheels when it happens and see if the loco runs better.

Aahh yes I see :), would have very similar effects indeed to dew. So yep I'd go with the Rime too as a major contributing factor.

If it were rime I would expect it to affect all the locos and not just two.
My bet would still be on conductivity problems within the locos. 8D