Kato 2-8-2

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by fifer, May 15, 2007.

  1. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Here are a few of her finished.

    Pulling 15 cars up 1.5 grade.

    My crummy smoke job.


  2. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    It looks quite good fifer.You obviously made a nice work at installing the decoder.
    Could you please be kind enough to post a close-up of the bell, so I can see how it is exactly installed in its support ( or is the correct name a bell bracket ? ) . Tia
  3. woodone

    woodone Member

    You need to get her dirty - as clean as it is, it does not look like it has gotten much of a work out.
  4. Travellar

    Travellar Member

    I've still never quite understood the need for traction tires. But after reading this thread, it's suddenly occured to me that they'll be real handy when you loose a lot of weight adding in a decoder.
  5. Cheetah20

    Cheetah20 Member

    Hey Fifer
    Newbie here......please bare with me....
    I am doing a similar mountain/bridge ..for the top part of my layout but "want to know where your track goes?" ...is there a drop even?

    I want one like this for the top track (maybe even waterfalls under the bridge) and at the bottom of the mountain another track....(MAIN ONE)
    MY depth is 32"....
    do I make sense?.....lol:(
  6. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Cheetah , There is no drop off under the trestle but there is a flat canyon going under it with a mine track passing under it.
    Thanks , Mike
  7. Cheetah20

    Cheetah20 Member

    OK...so you have an incline?
    Your track goes around and climbs across the tressel ?
    how many inches is that?....
    sorry...I'm brand new to this lol
  8. Bones

    Bones Member

    Cheetah, click on the link in his signature. The link is to the hobby shops he owns. Although I highly encourage you to buy from him due to great service, for now, Just click on Albequerque Carnuel Tijeras in the upper left hand corner.
    You'll learn a great deal about his layout by reading through the pages and looking at the pictures.

    Sorry about the bold, just wanted it to stand out.
  9. Cheetah20

    Cheetah20 Member

    Thanx Bones !!! :)
  10. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Cheetah , The trestle is actually at the highest point on the railroad (9 3/4") above ground zero . After a train passes that trestle in that direction it goes into a tunnel and decends the 9 3/4" to zero elevation and the town of Valle Rojo. It then goes into the hidden staging and once out of staging it starts the long journey up hill to Sandia Peak once again.
    Thanks , Mike
  11. Cheetah20

    Cheetah20 Member

    ok..thats what I wanted to know...
    want to do something similar but wasn't sure about the incline/decline....
    Wasn't sure the distance (depth) on that ONE track ??
    also wasn't sure how far an incline you can go>>> I guess it depends how strong the loco is...no?

    BTW>> awesome website and reasonable prices
    impressive !!! .......do you deliver to Western Canada??
    shipping better deal if I buy more than one item??
    I know...bloody Canuck !!! lol
    Thanx Bud:mrgreen:
  12. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Bud , I would try to stay less than 3% on the grades for short trains . Unfortunatly US postal rates just changed (and not for the better) You can add items to your cart and then head to checkout and select postage before any CC info is required.
    Thanks , Mike
  13. Cheetah20

    Cheetah20 Member

    so you have your train going across the tressel....
    than thru the tunnel and declines around the track/bend.... 9 3/4" ????
    That much of a drop can be done?????
    The climb must be hell lol :-D
    BUT I'm sure you have the greatest of quality!!!
  14. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    It goes into the tunnel to a 18" radius helix that is about 4 1/2 turns down to 0" from 9 3/4" high.
    Thanks , Mike
  15. Cheetah20

    Cheetah20 Member

    thank you Mike

    (baby steps) :)

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