Life-Like Trains/ Traction Tires

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Life-Like Trains/ Traction Tires

Unread postby Stitch » Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:01 pm

I kinda like the Life Like Engines but cannot stand those Traction tires, on any engine. Is there an alternative to using the traction tires at all? More weight in the engine? Different trucks/ wheels? contributions -
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Unread postby Railzfan » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:30 pm

What kind of engines are you using, steam or diesel? Also, what brand are they; Proto 2000, Proto 1000, Heritage Series,?
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Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:41 pm

I used to run our crappy cheap Bachmann locomotives full speed around the test track, traction wheels falling off...ended up using the excel knifes to cut them off... We would add more weight inside the engine, seemed to help with tractive effort.
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Unread postby SousaKerry » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:52 am

Better yet scrap them toys and buy some real models :D

Sorry just couldn't resist yes more weight is usually the answere fill that shell with as much as you can safely fit in it
What smells like lube oil and diesel.... Oh wait it's just my "Locomotive Breath"
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