what angle can I go up to?

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what angle can I go up to?

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Post by jeepee » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:57 pm

Hi everyone. I have another problem which I as a complete novice have no Idea about.
I want to raise my track on a ramp to another level. I don't know how high I can make the upper level as I have no Idea as to what gradient an N gauge train can climb. If some on could advise me on the best angle I will be able to work out the distance and Height according to the size of my layout.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:17 pm

The recommended maximum gradient is 1 in 30. So it take 30 inches or cm to rise 1 inch or cm.
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Post by Mountain Goat » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:50 pm

Better to do a slightly shallower angle if you have the room for it. I like gradients as they allow a challenge which reminds me of the real railways a bit. However, as models have a lot more friction to deal with, they may not pull loads up gradients as easily as one might think. Having said that, due to space restrictions we have with our models, gradients we will use are much steeper as angles tend to do strange things when scaled down from the real thing.
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Post by jeepee » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:59 pm

Ok ,thank you, I have a small layout. 2ftx6ft so I will have to experiment and see what I can get away with

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Post by GeoffAlan2 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:56 am

Remember if there's a curve on the gradient you need to make it a lot less steep.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:13 am

To go up 2 inches will require 5ft and remember it will need the same to go down again.
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