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Since the Hogwart's is rated for O36, and they really mean it, small wonder it won't do the O22 swtich. You are adding insult to injury with that S-curve, even some O31 rated engines may have an issue there!

Here's what I think the Hogwart's should look like. ;) Full command control, Railsounds, fan driven smoke, etc. ;)

 

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In my opinion its way underpowered, heavy shell, too heavy, small single chinese motor. My cw 80 hardly moves the complete train. Now my aero train is awesome, powerful and runs thru the o22 switches, even s curves. Only problem is the nose is too long and hits the o22 switch cover on a turn.
 

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As you can see, my Hogwart's has no problem moving. I will admit that I'm not impressed with the small set motor, but I have a second engine with a full-sized motor retrofitted, I just have to get around to upgrading it to command operation.
 

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Now my aero train is awesome, powerful and runs thru the o22 switches, even s curves. Only problem is the nose is too long and hits the o22 switch cover on a turn.
I have a couple of the Aerotrain locomotives and ten or eleven cars. In truth, the Aerotrain with it's oddball rear truck is far from the most reliable locomotive available, it took me some tweaking to get reliable operation out of them. I like them for the uniqueness, not their reliability. ;)
 

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In my opinion its way underpowered, heavy shell, too heavy, small single chinese motor. My cw 80 hardly moves the complete train. Now my aero train is awesome, powerful and runs thru the o22 switches, even s curves. Only problem is the nose is too long and hits the o22 switch cover on a turn.

this person upgraded my Hogwarts and now it pulls my nine car consist without even getting warm.


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