The most you pulled?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Livesteam, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    I don't think that is normal!
  2. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

    How much did those challengers go for? and is there some place online with pictures?
  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Mike,I didn't think it was..Of course I have no way of knowing if that FM was a stock unit or been rebuilt using a different motor or drive.. :confused:
    Anyway it really pulled those cars without any apparent problems.I do know the cars are stock except for the MT couplers/trucks..I never seen a Trix unit do that before.
  4. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    I do not have any car count but I think the strongest engine around is the Kato E8/9 simply because of its large weight and 3 axle trucks. They are definetly a heavy weight contender! Pluss they have room for added weight.
  5. OwenCPR

    OwenCPR Member

    Would have to agree with Kato E8s will pull almost everything!!!
  6. sschaer

    sschaer Member


    a few months back there was a discussion on the atlas forum on how to hide a drive in a boxcar. might be this trix unit was not alone.

    so far i don't know a n scale engine pulling 70. not even my brass big boy has this power.
  7. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Sandro, I think 1 SD90 will pull 70 cars on the flat. I got mine to pull 68, I'll give it a try and let everyone know.
  8. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    I found one of my old 72 vintage Arnold Rapido heavy Pacifics last night and decided to see what it would do. 58 40'boxcars, gondolas and tank cars on the flat but only 55 on the 2% grade.

    The Pacific rolled along great after the first loop. I made 3 loops and then put it back in the box. It sounds like a coffee grinder with the metal gears. :) :)

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  9. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    That could very will be..Never thought of the old engine in a boxcar trick.. :D
  10. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

    had my Atlas trainmaster pull 65 two will pull over a hunderd easy and up a 2% grade Rich
  11. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

    What about the bachmann dash -9? how is that engine?
  12. cpNscale

    cpNscale Member

    I had 2 Kato SD-40's pulling 22 cars up a 4% grade right after a 180 degree turn and thru one of my switchs
  13. simonf

    simonf New Member

    i pulled two box cars and a flat bed with my plymouth switcher [​IMG] im just starting out. cant wait to get a 20 car line up going like you guys!

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