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K-27 video - performance test

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Despite rumors that I "never" run trains (spread by Jason Kovac LOL) I had the K-27 out last night for some testing of various mods & tune-ups. I've done a lot of work to the suspension (to get the drivers to contact the track better). To test this I loaded all the AMS cars I had available at the time (18) and tested the pulling power. I experienced 0 driver slippage, although the track was dry, so I still wont know about the oiled track you come across at meets... Also we had valve timing and teflon piston rings installed by Tiple R Services.
Anyway, here is the video:
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Similiar to the feedback at Dan's where the performance was denoted as being "impressive!" BTW- for those that might be puzzled that is telfon. Also, we found that the "pressed on" piston head was loose during the break down and retrofit so had to solder it back in place which my have been a contributor to running poorly.
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