Just like to know

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Chessie, Jun 28, 2002.

  1. Chessie

    Chessie Member

    Hi every one.
    I just thought I would ask how many cars do you all pull in an average train on your main line?
    PS And what scale you are in.

  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Where most of my running is done on the modular layout, when it is set up at shows, I usually run twenty FEET of train, that's about 40 cars. When I doubleheadded my Alleghenys, I was running about 60 cars. On the club layout, I have run a 40 car train with a pair of N&W 2-8-8-2s one on the point, and a helper at the back.
    On the narrow gauge loop on the modules, I've had up to fifteen cars on the train, with the outside frame 2-4-4-2 pulling.
  3. Catt

    Catt Guest

    N scale? -anywhere from 15 to 60 or more.

    HO? -10 to 30/35.

    0n30? -4 to 6 cars

    1/32 or #1 gauge ? 5-24 cars(all I have)
  4. YakkoWarner

    YakkoWarner Member

    on my little 2.5 by 5 foot N-scale layout, I run 12 to 20 cars depending on the locomotive used. That little Bachman don't go so fast but it sure do haul alot.
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Pulling Power :)

    Z Gauge - 2 (All I have)

    N Gauge - 4 or 5

    HO Gauge - 4 behind the shay. 6 (Acela) or 15 behind the SP "Daylight"

    G Gauge - 7 behind the Climax, 4 behind the LGB Switcher, and 8 behind the U-25B (U boat)

    Standard Gauge - The 10E engine just goes around the X-mas tree, If I put the 3 cars on the track it won't pull them. :( But it looks great just sittin under the tree.. :) :D :)

    ~~ N Gauger
  6. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    I run a 1.2m * 2.4m HO setup. So I am limited in the length, but I can run 14 passenger cars (cause I can't fit anymore, cause it chases it's tail!!) I double head this, as I have some inclines that are a little too steep.

    Usually about 6 passenger cars, though.
  7. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Chessie, I run around 20 freight cars in a train or 5-6 passenger cars with one 2-8-2 or 2-8-0 up 2.5%-3% grades but keep in mind that I model in HON3 and I build (even kits) extremely light and weight and re-regear my locos.
  8. BDC

    BDC Member

    I've pulled about 60 when I MU a couple DD40's together (Nscale). They can't go too far without running into their own tail, though. My layout is 2 concentric ovals with a 2xover connecting them.
  9. deablo

    deablo New Member

    HO scale

    10-30 cars with two GP-7s

  10. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    At the club I go to I have ran 50 car trains. While working the yard I have pulled up to 30 cars with 1 SW1500.When I finish rebuilding my layout I plan on my normal train lenght running at 10 cars. This is going to be a branch line type layout.
  11. alkcnw

    alkcnw Member

    I usually pull 10 to 15 HO freight cars with my 2-8-0!:eek:
  12. farmer ron

    farmer ron Member

    HO scale, 10 X 6 layout with logging extentions, 7 to 8 cars behind steamer or diesel.
    Club layout 30 to 50 cars depending on consist, general freight or unit train.. Ron..
  13. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

    With the Local NTrak Club I have run trains with as many as 124 cars using 3 Life Like C-Liners on the point, although the typical length is 35-50 cars.
    With our oNeTrak club the maximum length is set at a length of no more than 17 x 50ft cars including engines, as that is the length of our shortest siding.
    Not sure what my home layout capacity is, as my new layout is currently in the planning stage and I will not be able to start it untill late August, when my new house is complete and we have moved in:cool: :D ;) :).


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