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4228 Views 12 Replies 12 Participants Last post by  Al McEvoy
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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If you went to an after market drive, like Barry's Big Trains, would the impact of an adverse grade (5% or greater) be softened?  I have watched Mark's railroad with interest for some time.  In reading his post, it sounds like he may have an issue down the road.  If a gear failure is inevitable, is spending money on an after makrket drive worth it?
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