350 MPH and all train Baby.

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Renovo PPR, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery


    That's cool! But I bet you don't get to meet it at a crossing... ;) I am surprised that there is footage from alongside the right-of-way - must be an "official" camera, not a railfan.

  3. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Shouldn't that speed be about 375 mph, rather than 350?

  4. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    Nope. It should actually be about 360. 357.24, if you want to split meters... :)

    (1 mile = 1.609 km)
  5. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    No.....357 mph....1.610 km./mile
  6. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    Holy Crap!!! Awesome!
  7. puddlejumper

    puddlejumper Member

    I think its funny in the comments they are all arguing over which is better trains or maglev. Who cares! 357 MPH is fast!!

  8. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    What a surprise: :eek: I was wrong again!! :oops::oops: 357 it is. hamr:-D As the saying goes: "You know what in; same stuff out". :rolleyes: Of course, now I don't find the video all that impressive. ;) :-D

  9. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    What can I say, I'm a farmer, we round everything down.:thumb:
  10. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

    Very impressive !!

    I have an idea:

    Do you think one of us could model that train and run it at scale speed? :eek::confused:

  11. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I think many of the cheaper train sets are already set to run at that scale speed...! ;) :D

  12. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    Sure just nail the track right on the wall and fire it up!
  13. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

    I'm at home and I'm supposed to be doing work, yet I keep watching this video!! :eek:

  14. roch

    roch Member

    WOW! :drag1:

    I bet that train could do a loop like on a roller coaster. jawdrop
  15. jesso

    jesso Member

    I love watching those videos! It is amazing that they can do that safely.

    My neighbor bought an old athearn hustler with a rubber band drive that I am fairly sure could keep up with those at scale speeds, the only problem is that 18" radius curves in HO tend to act like a launch pad for it.

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