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JimmyB

JimmyB

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But how is it for pulling power ? If I were to buy one and use it to pull trains, instead of cleaning track, would it serve me well ?
I think the LGB wagon attachment works in a similar way, and pulled by a Playmobile battery loco just as good.
 
PhilP

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But how is it for pulling power ? If I were to buy one and use it to pull trains, instead of cleaning track, would it serve me well ?
Well I only have the 'clean machine' version..

This uses 6 x 'AAA' batteries, so is a little slow, and I guess would have a limited run-time if you put much behind it?

IF it stays dry.. AND IF I cut the grass (can't see the track at the moment) I will see what it will pull..
NOTE: My track is (literally) thrown-down on the grass.. Gradients are severe in places, and the track is far from level!
 
kim

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This ran for 2 hours and fifteen minutes this afters, fully charged 1100mAh batteries and metal wheels on box car and caboose and level track.

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PhilP

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I took the abrasive pads off, and it will run round my dodgy oval.

'D1 ~Piko 'clean machine'


It did better with the load than the D10, but to be fair, I have taken the weight out of the D10.
Both slip, but the little Piko does better, as it has more weight. - And traction tyres.

Piko + load!


The block weighs-in at over 2.3Kg - As high as the kitchen scales will go

1:24!


As you can see, this is a pretty vicious gradient, the track is filthy, and cross-levels are silly as well!
600mm level, so 1:24, worse in places, but I tend to run with the worse gradient running downhill.
 
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Chris Vernell

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That's the key, run a train - which i haven't managed since Easter :oops::oops:
Well, I did manage to run a light engine this afternoon while dozing in the sun :cool::snooze:.
 
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A lazy railway day, 2-8-2 Mikado out with a nice rake of coaches.
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A short train today. Word of caution to anyone on american outline thinking of buying the road crossing from Piko be aware that the oversize tail marker lamps on the drovers caboose don't fit between the crossing signs.
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The sun is shining in sunny Blackpool so new spur installed into Universal Plant, sales and hire, with a back hoe unloading the flat via the load/unload ramp with bucket being used for bracing.
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Santa Fe F7A makes an appearance with two streamliners on the main and Rio Grande 2-4-0 oil burner with hoppers on the local both posing outside Universal Plant admiring the stock on sale.
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