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But that must change with the length of train. If it were me asking the question I would lay some track on a long plank of wood, put the loco and max. intended number of wagons/coaches on it and run it, each time slowly lifting the end up thus increasing the incline till it stopped pulling and drop it back down till it pulled consistently well. And that would be what I used. Remember adding curves within the incline will increase the drag and therefore the point at which the train will stop.
Most people are shocked when they find out how bad I am as an electrician
Curious things, inclines. Having set up my helix, absolutely by the book, i wanted to run a TT Gauge loop, over the top of my DCC layout at one end. My layout is 9 ft long, so i started the inclines, immediately after the bends, so track rose at one end to allow DCC loco to pass under to reach turntable. Expected problems, but all 4 of my TT gauge locos, shoot up and down, without any fuss. I assume its the age/ motors in those days, that were better quality. I have 2 steam, locos, a diesel, and little diesel shunter. Very impressed, if no a tad surprised.
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