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Zophiel

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« 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.
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the Bach-man
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 01:38:21 AM »

Dear Zophiel,
I'd think two is just about right.
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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Zophiel

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« Reply #2 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.
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DealAjani

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 12:08:26 PM »

Two that the set comes with, but my Emily can pull four coaches no problem.
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Zophiel

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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 09:18:43 PM »

Thanks. I suspect two extra coaches are my next purchase(s).
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trainguy111

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« Reply #5 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.
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StanierJack
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« Reply #6 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 Wink
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« Reply #7 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 Wink

but if she was that would be awesome!  Grin
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trainguy111

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« Reply #8 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 Wink

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

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« Reply #9 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.
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trainguy111

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« Reply #10 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.
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ZeldaTheSwordsman
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« Reply #11 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. Roll Eyes Emily's TV-series model is of higher quality, and can pull more. It's not a good comparison to the commercial model.
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Len

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« Reply #12 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
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