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Welcome to the forum, nice choice in motive power.:thumbsup: Make sure you use a good wide radius, 22" minimum if possible. It may be able to do tighter but that will have a corresponding loss in pulling ability.

I have a certain bias towards big Espee steam...

 

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I have a couple of the cab forward engines. I bought both unlettered. Not really prototype correct for my roads, but I just liked them.

The cab forward design was originally manufactured to prevent crew and fireboxes from being overcome by smoke and exhaust in tunnels.

Neat engine.
 

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shaygetz That is a extremely nice looking engine. I did not know there was cab forward design steam engine's.

I had trains when I was younger but have been out of it for a long time. I have always wanted to have a track that runs door top height through out my house. That is what I am planing with this build. The train will go through tunnels from one room to the next. I have been doing a lot of reading and I am pretty sure I have ever aspect worked out, but probably not. The layout I have planed has a tightest turn of 30". The corners of the rooms will have little towns.

I would like to be able to pull around 50 cars twice that if I can get away with it. There is going to be one grade that will be in my shop up from or down to the rail yard. I will be able to keep it at a 3% grade by running around the room along 3 walls. For the most part the train will spend its time on flat track. I am going to put up telephone poles along the track to carry the power wire to prevent dead spots.

Do you guys think this is a good choice for a engine with my plans. I would hate to buy only to find out it is not up to the task.

also I think I know but not sure what does Articulated mean.

thanks Mike
 

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That's what I thought but wanted to make sure.

thanks for the link. I had already found it a couple of weeks ago. I think from a earlier posting on this site. I also found a link to figuring grade that allowed me to figure out the run needed to take the track from yard height to door top height for the loop around the house.

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thank you also. Learned a lot on that one.
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That's ..................house.

Southern
thank you also. Learned a lot on that one.
Mike

You are welcome.

I have learned a lot from this forum. one thing I learned is that
Stationmaster is a faster typer.:lol_hitting:
 
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