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Certainly shows the pulling power of Maerklin. It would be interesting to see if other manufacturers want to take up the challenge!

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QUOTE (Gary @ 28 Feb 2007, 11:51) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Its a pretty amazing feat of strength from Marklin. Do the Marklin locos have traction tyres? I think the Dublo effort had traction tyres and was possibly the first British model so endowed.
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They do indeed have traction tyres........as a matter of interest they are also three rail with metal bodies!

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I wonder what would have happened if they had used the Trix (2 rail) variant?

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QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 28 Feb 2007, 14:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The Trix variants generally have only 1 axel with traction tyres wheras the Marklin ones have 2 axels with traction tyres.

Which could explain why they used the Maerklin variant


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QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 1 Mar 2007, 08:38) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Just a suggestion Gary - how about a "Traction Power Challenge" for the next Warley & invite all the manufactures to take part ?

Why Warley? (no disrespect)

Could we somehow arrange this locally and see what does what?

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Who's just noticed he's now an engine driver!!
 

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QUOTE (Gary @ 2 Mar 2007, 09:58) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It has to be said that OO wheels are much bigger than HO wheels with a resulting higher centre line for the axle so any wobble would be more obvious on OO models.
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Taking as an example a 6' driving wheel

OO 6 x 4 = 24
HO 6 x 3.5 = 21

That's 3mm - not what I would call much bigger

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