Locomotives Passing At Speed.

Discuss real world railway operations in this forum. Find out how to make your model railway as accurate as possible.
User avatar
Mountain
Posts: 4577
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:43 pm
Location: Somewhere in Wales, UK.

Locomotives Passing At Speed.

Postby Mountain » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:58 pm

We often think that our models need to go slow to look realistic but do they?

https://youtu.be/43QN2DXFZso

User avatar
End2end
Posts: 5044
Joined: Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:58 pm
Location: At the end....... and sometimes at the other end

Re: Locomotives Passing At Speed.

Postby End2end » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:00 pm

That's about the speed of my 0-4-0's. :lol:
Thanks
End2end
"St Blazey's" - The progress and predicaments.
Welcome‎
Planning
Building
St. Blazey's Works & Depot thread

Ex-Pat
Posts: 2037
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:51 pm
Location: Dundalk Ireland

Re: Locomotives Passing At Speed.

Postby Ex-Pat » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:09 pm

I bet some of the photographers were sweating with that Unit potentially in the way!

Bigmet
Posts: 8040
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:19 pm

Re: Locomotives Passing At Speed.

Postby Bigmet » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:14 am

Mountain wrote:We often think that our models need to go slow to look realistic but do they? ...

No way! I have the space for a 'full line speed' rated section of the ECML, and the 'four track' allows the contrast in speeds to be seen between Doncaster's pacifics on the 'racetrack', swiftly overtaking the unfitted freight plodding along on the approach to a sustained downgrade leading to the freight terminus at Ferme Park. You musn't take 1200 tons unfitted down that at any great speed...

User avatar
Mountain
Posts: 4577
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:43 pm
Location: Somewhere in Wales, UK.

Re: Locomotives Passing At Speed.

Postby Mountain » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:12 pm

Bigmet wrote:
Mountain wrote:We often think that our models need to go slow to look realistic but do they? ...

You musn't take 1200 tons unfitted down that at any great speed...

From stories that I have heard from older drivers and guards with loose coupled trains running away from them when they were not able to stop to pin the brakes down it has been known!

Bigmet
Posts: 8040
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:19 pm

Re: Locomotives Passing At Speed.

Postby Bigmet » Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:21 pm

Even on model railways. Well arranged smaller locos that will slowly move lengthy trains of free running stock on level track, can prove incapable of stopping that train when on a gradient.

Hornby's neat little J15 will easily move about 60 of my wagons (mix of RTR and kit built) on level track, but once the loco and about the first 40 wagons are on the 1 in 80 downgrade, they are not stopping again until the loco is some distance back on level track. The J15 and the other small locos on the layout are significantly restricted in the load they can take out on the running lines, proportionate to their power class.

User avatar
Raboliot
Posts: 63
Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:52 pm
Location: Lost in deep space...

Re: Locomotives Passing At Speed.

Postby Raboliot » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:43 pm

You really need a very high speed train ? Check this out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrkpOlB-zOU&list=RDCMUC8LH7xMAyCSqpClAvTHwJRw&index=3

:lol: :lol: :lol:

User avatar
Mountain
Posts: 4577
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:43 pm
Location: Somewhere in Wales, UK.

Re: Locomotives Passing At Speed.

Postby Mountain » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:53 am

Yes. That one is rather like the Ffestiniog version that I have seen.

Byegad
Posts: 143
Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:56 pm

Re: Locomotives Passing At Speed.

Postby Byegad » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:38 am

Yes, I recently worked out the times for different scale speeds around my 17' run in N gauge. Express locos on passenger trains should be lapping in between 20 and 30 seconds, giving scale speeds between 90 and 60mph.That looks seriously quick! Yes the curves are very tight and so should be taken slowly, if at all by these locos. All I can say is Rule1.


Return to “Real World Railways”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests