Question about a DLS ad

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Re: Question about a DLS ad

Post by BarryS » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:35 pm

SteveM wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:14 pm
jcbrock wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:02 am
The St Croix ended up with a 5" gauge on the elevated ...
That's going to be a problem for me if I ever bring my steamer out. The locomotive is 3-1/2" and the riding car is 4-3/4".

It was originally set up for running at PVLS, NJLS and LILS, which have both of those on the high line

Should be no problem Steve. St Croix can accommodate 2-1/2, 3-1/2, 4-3/4 and 5 on the elevated track. If you want a more stable riding car there there is also a rail for 7.5”.


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Re: Question about a DLS ad

Post by jcbrock » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:07 am

I think Barry left off a couple, I know I've seen O scale live steam running, and I am guessing something matches up with 32mm or 45mm. I really wanted the outer rails to be 7.25" for sake of completeness. I kinda thought they were ridiculous but was sold the idea of them being "guardrails". I don't have the slightest idea which rails are what gauge though. A picture is worth as many words as there are gauges, and the loco on the plate does happen to be 5" gauge:
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Re: Question about a DLS ad

Post by mattmason » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:56 am

You would be fine as St Croix has both of those as well on the high line, in addition to 2.5”.
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Re: Question about a DLS ad

Post by PRR5406 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:56 am

Since the thread has bounced all over, allow me to opine, the straddled passengers add stability to the train. Much like a tight-rope walker carries a drooping bar while performing, the lowered center of mass actually keeps the load centered and in line. As for speed, I have a difficult time running my ground line steamer at such speeds. There is always to potential of the unknown such as an acorn or pine twig, falling on the rails. Slower may not be prototypical, but the injuries sure can be! Just my opinion. Gorgeous loco, too!
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Re: Question about a DLS ad

Post by tsph6500 » Mon May 13, 2019 8:14 pm

Montreal has not had 5" gauge track for the last 15 years or so. The elevated tracks are 3-1/2" and 4-3/4" gauge, ground track is 7-1/4".

Engineers are welcome to ride as they see fit for their own comfort and ease of firing.
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