"rolling rails" for loco service, anyone have experience with it?

kmcsjr Apr 10, 2011

  1. kmcsjr

    kmcsjr TrainBoard Member

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  2. Westfalen

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    They appear to be well made. My only reservation would be the length of 143mm being too short for a lot of U.S. steam locos, the wheelbase of a GS4 for example is about 190mm. They should be ok for diesels though.
     
  3. SteamDonkey74

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    I have a similar product consisting of four independent sets of rollers that one can move to whatever position along the track. I can't remember the brand, but the same company also makes them in HO scale.
     
  4. DCESharkman

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    A Canadian company called Bachrus makes roller sets called running stands or saddles and they allso make a longer bar shaped device called a stirrup that is made to hold the tenders of steam locomotives. They are handy because they can be placed on an existing track section or just on a plain piece of track. Just apply power to the rails and the locomotives run on double ball bearing rollers.

    On top of that, they also make a speedometer sensor built into a running stands. It can hook uo to the PC using DecoderPro or that also have a handheld unit. Makes speed matching DCC locomotives a breeze!

    But without the speedometer, the running stands and stirrups can be used to run locomotives for testing and break in.
     
  5. mtntrainman

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    Hmmmmmmmmmm...all some very interesting stuff...thnxs guys :thumbs_up:

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