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Title: How many cars for Emily?
Post by: Zophiel on January 19, 2010, 11:14:32 PM
I'm just beginning in the HO hobby and my latest purchase (as of about 15 minutes ago) is the Emily, tender, and two cars set. I'm wondering how many additional cars is possible without making the train far too slow or risking damage to the engine.


Title: Re: How many cars for Emily?
Post by: the Bach-man on January 20, 2010, 01:38:21 AM
Dear Zophiel,
I'd think two is just about right.
Have fun!
the Bach-man


Title: Re: How many cars for Emily?
Post by: Zophiel on January 20, 2010, 02:26:51 AM
Thank you for the response. In essence, this is a pulling strength question. Just to confirm, is that the two the set comes with or two in addition. Thanks again.


Title: Re: How many cars for Emily?
Post by: DealAjani on January 20, 2010, 12:08:26 PM
Two that the set comes with, but my Emily can pull four coaches no problem.


Title: Re: How many cars for Emily?
Post by: Zophiel on January 20, 2010, 09:18:43 PM
Thanks. I suspect two extra coaches are my next purchase(s).


Title: Re: How many cars for Emily?
Post by: trainguy111 on January 22, 2010, 09:20:05 AM
Emily is based on the Stirling Single. It has a tractive effort of 11,245 pounds, which is about 374 horsepower. I'm not sure how many that would be in HO scale.


Title: Re: How many cars for Emily?
Post by: StanierJack on January 22, 2010, 10:19:21 AM
Emily is based on the Stirling Single. It has a tractive effort of 11,245 pounds, which is about 374 horsepower. I'm not sure how many that would be in HO scale.

I'm sure Emily is not a live steam HO scale Single ;)


Title: Re: How many cars for Emily?
Post by: JD417 on January 22, 2010, 05:59:32 PM
Emily is based on the Stirling Single. It has a tractive effort of 11,245 pounds, which is about 374 horsepower. I'm not sure how many that would be in HO scale.

I'm sure Emily is not a live steam HO scale Single ;)

but if she was that would be awesome!  ;D


Title: Re: How many cars for Emily?
Post by: trainguy111 on January 26, 2010, 05:54:42 PM
Emily is based on the Stirling Single. It has a tractive effort of 11,245 pounds, which is about 374 horsepower. I'm not sure how many that would be in HO scale.

I'm sure Emily is not a live steam HO scale Single ;)

I didn't say she was. I was just giving you an idea on how many she could pull.


Title: Re: How many cars for Emily?
Post by: LarryC on January 29, 2010, 11:24:53 AM
I have Emily, her tender and 2 coaches.  She can pull maybe one additional small car after that, but otherwise she loses traction and spins out.
If you add a little bit of weight, she can do more, but I don't know if that will damage the motor or not.


Title: Re: How many cars for Emily?
Post by: trainguy111 on February 01, 2010, 09:39:14 AM
I have Emily, her tender and 2 coaches.  She can pull maybe one additional small car after that, but otherwise she loses traction and spins out.
If you add a little bit of weight, she can do more, but I don't know if that will damage the motor or not.


Yeah. The real stirling single wasn't much of a puller. My best bet is to study what Emily pulled in the TV series and maybe go from there.


Title: Re: How many cars for Emily?
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on February 01, 2010, 10:49:50 PM
No, for Emily, go by what LarryC just said. He just stated the Bachmann model's capabilities. ::) Emily's TV-series model is of higher quality, and can pull more. It's not a good comparison to the commercial model.


Title: Re: How many cars for Emily?
Post by: Len on February 10, 2010, 01:49:52 PM
In most of the pictures I've been able to track down, it looks like 2 - 4 coaches was the norm. I found one with 6 coaches, but it was obvious the loco was straining.

Remember, the Sterling was built for speed - not pulling power.

Len