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that would be very difficult as both motors would need to be geared to each other, and best practice would be to connect "early" in the drivetrain, preferable motor shafts.

Also you would want motors to be vertical I would think.

Better to power the tender, and get speed matched.... adding weight to the loco will just chew up the gears faster.

If this was the LGB-Aster one (metal boiler), it will eat gears on it's own.

Greg
Yup, As you can read in the long-ago history of my saga with the Aster/LGB White Pass mike, the original drive was a simple splined coupling that ground itself round inside half a minute - TWICE! Once of each of two locomotives. The fix was actually taking back to LGB on their stand at the Nuremburg Toy Fair and dumping it in Wolfgang Richer's lap [with all the others], and tell 'em 'fix it!'.

The replacement gear train has held up well, but not only is this maximum speed with five cars, it's maximum speed,period. Just like the real thing, 25mph IS the stop speed.

 

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TAC, do you know what voltage is getting to the motor? I've seen very few in motion, but I have never heard they were geared low, in fact the opposite, geared too high for the weight of the loco.

I assume that is a dead flat layout.

Regards, Greg
Apart from the usual out of grade bits inherent on a long layout build on what is virtually a recovered swamp - hence the name 'Fenland Light Railway' - the track IS pretty much level. However, as you can see from this little movie of a live steamer, there ARE less-than-level sections that, with a r/c steamer, benefit from some throttle attention. The power source is 22V with a maximum 12A, with jumpers at ten foot spacing all round. I've no idea of the voltage going to the motor, though, sorry.

Tacs loco at FLR 9th August 2022.mp4
 
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