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Old 27-06-2018, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default How fast can OO Mallards go? Scale 126mph?

The OO Live Steam Club gets youngsters to 'have-a-go' at its Roadshows partly to show sceptical grey haired onlookers that they can be realistically and accurately controlled

BUT ALL THEY WANT TO DO IS GO FASTER!!!

So the Club decided to launch the Model Mallard Speed Challenge - a 6 month competition with lots of prizes already donated by partners and well-wishers. Hornby are donating an original Live Steam promo shirt.

The campaign launches at Doncaster Railway Station on July 3 next week (all day), the 80th anniversary of Mallard's record 126mph run.

Do you think Hornby's electric or Live Steam Mallard can do a scale 126mph?

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https://www.oolivesteam.com/copy-of-...ed-challenge-1
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What a great idea. My answer is yes without doubt.
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At 1:76 that would be 2.43 feet per second......easily achieved by 00 locos today..........HB
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Probably couple of hundred mph.
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You can extropolate the table further to get the actual time required to travel the OO scale distance:

http://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/s...ad.php?t=13987
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Probably couple of hundred mph.
On some layouts I've seen I would say that's the average speed!
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Yes then query it when they have derailments.
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If they really can do 200mph what length of straight track would we need to get it up to speed from a standing start, measure the speed accurately then slow it and stop it before it crashed off the end?

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https://www.oolivesteam.com/copy-of-...ed-challenge-1
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Some of the little 0-4-0 locos need about a yard to reach a scale 200mph
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Some of the little 0-4-0 locos need about a yard to reach a scale 200mph
And about the same to stop as they hurtle off the baseboard
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