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Ricocha

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« on: April 30, 2015, 05:46:00 PM »

I'm interested in purchasing a Bachmann 1860-1880 combine car for my HO scale Bachmann Spectrum 4-4-0 Richmond Modern locomotive. Can someone please give me the length of the car and in your opinion, is it light enough for the 4-4-0 to pull up a 1.5% grade? Smiley
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Trainman203

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2015, 06:29:34 PM »

I think the combine is a 50' car.  That car is a literal Phoenix, it's been offered by several manufacturers before.  I have a beat up one from the days of yore that I'm going to put a cupola on to make a "long caboose" something like the Cotton Belt had.

I have 8 of those modern 4-4-0 s and for some reason they are real Titans, they will do 8 or 9 freight cars up a stiff 2 1/2 percent grade and 12 or more on level ground. Pulling power is not an issue with them on my layout.
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TwinZephyr

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2015, 07:36:37 PM »

The car length is about 165mm including the end platforms and excluding the couplers.  Weight is 3.5oz.
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Ricocha

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2015, 08:29:15 PM »

My thanks and appreciation to both of you. That information was exactly what I needed and makes my decision easy.
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