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This may be a questions that was already answered but I can not find it, I have a Bachmann set and was wondering what is the max grade one can get up, I have seen several photos of trains climbing 8" (or enough for a train to clear the bridge) in what looks like about 8', is this reasonable. What are the deciding factors? I am planning on pubbing from 4 to 6 cars? Any ideas?

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I have a 5.5% grade on my railway that the Bachmann BH's can get up with tender and 3 cars, but they struggle just like a real engine would.   in another area there is a 2.5% run that they have no proble with pulling up to 8 cars and the tender, I have not had a stripped or split gear yet, but expect it will happen sometime./DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/blush.gif  If you can manage it keep the grades under 3%.:)


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