Quick train car question

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by CSX, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. CSX

    CSX Member

    If I have 75 feet of track, how many G-scale train cars should be run on it with a 27" long locomotive? The cars average about 19" long each. Thanks!!!!!
  2. CSX

    CSX Member

    Lets change that to 100 feet of track.
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Well, at most you can get 61 19" cars plus your loco... But most G-scale trains I have seen run with 3-6 cars plus caboose. One "extra long" train I saw this past weekend at a garden RR was 8 cars plus caboose, but it was double headed. If the track is level, you are probably reaching the pulling capacity of your loco at 8-10 cars anyway.

    Do a test and let us know what you find out!

  4. CSX

    CSX Member

    Alright, thanks Mason. Once I get everything going I will try 6 freight cars on it. Most likely 1 boxcar, 2 tankers, 3 hoppers, and a track cleaning car instead of caboose.
  5. CSX

    CSX Member

    Also, I have a video on Garden Railroading, and he had a steam engine he used for a log car that had 2 engine blocks. It pulled 14 log cars plus a bobber caboose. I don't know how it can handle that!

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