If it is JUST locos into the shed, then how could double heading work, if one loco could not power itself up a slope, then how could two locos power themselves, based on power to weight ratio
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Oh dear now that is a very loaded question. If 2 locomotives are involved with a Train up a gradient, rule of thumb was that the Banker or second loco could increase the Single loco load by roughly 30%. Now I imagine with just loco’s it would get somewhat mire complex. But let is be silly for a while, perhaps a Mallet or Shay could shove a Stainz up the hill but what would be the point of that? And what if you wanted the Mallet up the hill. Though it may or may not manage it on its own depending in the gradient.If it is JUST locos into the shed, then how could double heading work, if one loco could not power itself up a slope, then how could two locos power themselves, based on power to weight ratio
Yes, I consist locos for steep grades too, but the point is to be able to run individual locos up a grade into the work shed, not to be forced to double head them in order to get them into the shed, right? (original post)?
I can show off several locos too:
What is with my sarcasm of post #39? Honest answer?
Because it is singularly unhelpful to the OP? (what slopes can I use to get my locos up to my loco shed at workbench height)
Because it makes no sense? (doubleheading locos does not help if the goal is to get a single loco up a marginal grade)
Because it seemed an opportunity to show off? (not just suggesting an unworkable idea, but a picture too)
Take your pick.
I think we should try to help the person who asked for help.