The outer track incline has been cut. I’m still trying to get the grade tweaked, but it’s pretty close already. The C420 managed seven cars but struggled a bit going up. The grade is around 2.5%, so it may need to be lowered a tad.
The first addition to the rolling stock is four Bachmann AAR 40′ steel boxcars under the PRR road name. I got them for $10 each and may modify the road numbers sometime later on. The rub with different manufacturers of locomotives and rolling stock is of course the couplers. Of the five locomotives I currently [...]
Some designs done in SCARM. Started to get a little crazy seeing how much track could be jammed in to the available space. The basic idea is to elevate the top outer track using a ‘cookie cutter’ method on the rigid foam board to a height of around 2 inches. At the highest point in [...]