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  1. Thanks lads for the reply. Jhb171, I don’t have any gradients as such and Leslie your right about the Murphy models I stuck a Murphy 181 on the freight rake and it pulled it no problem. I had the Hornby class 40. Pulling the rake but it was just a piece of junk wouldn’t pull the skin off a banana. I will have to buy a Murphy model for pulling power and reliablety. Cheers
  2. Hi all. Could I have your opinions on what would the best diesel locomotives for pulling freight. We say a rake of 15 to 20 wagons. 00 gauge. 1.76 scale . Diesel loco. I heard the Bachmann class 38. Have good pulling power? Or would I be better off sticking to the Murphy models. Opinions please. Cheers
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    Hornby diesel class 40

    Oh yes, and the patience of a saint.
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    Hornby diesel class 40

    I’ll think I will go back to being a pilot. Flying is a way easier.
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    Hornby diesel class 40

    Thanks Broithe It going to take some time for me to find the fault. I will keep all you informed if I do find anything cheers.
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    Hornby diesel class 40

    Thanks lads getting some great advice here. And Irishthump, they derailed on curves, and even on the straight. With a small rake of 15 wagons it could be a small problem with one wagon. It trying to pinpoint it that’s were the fun starts.
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    Hornby diesel class 40

    Hi Garfield very slow speed between 3 and 5 using the nce power cab.
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    Hornby diesel class 40

    Hi Noel I might drop it to 2 oz. per wagon. I was after changing out all the plastic wheels for metal. And used the back to back gauge on them.the track seems fine everything else is running perfect on it. All the wagons were bought second hand and there Hornby which I never had any luck with the Hornby products cheers.
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    Hornby diesel class 40

    Well lads I did the test run , just useing the 6 container wagons. That was a weight of 42 ounce. Perfect on the straight but keep spinning out on the bends. So back to the drawing board, I will have to half the weight and see how that goes. Thanks to one and all for your great help and suggestions cheers Joe.
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    Hornby diesel class 40

    Hi lads .yes the wheels were plastic. But I change the all out for metal. And used the back to back gauge on each of them . I agree what your saying about the excessive weight I give it a go and see how it react. Is it easy to burn out a loco motor? Cheers
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    Hornby diesel class 40

    Hi lads and thank you for the reply’s . The reason I added the weights was because of delrailment. The size of the wagons from buffer to buffer is 4”1/2 inches long. Or 11.5 cm. There the Hornby 2 axel tanker wagons , Esso,BP, Shell. There 5 ounce lead fishing weight on each wagon . Total weight included the wagons 105 ounce. The loco was bought from Hattons It the Hornby class 40 with TT Sound. .There a rake of 15 wagons . Cheers.
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    Hornby diesel class 40

    Yes that's right. I have a rake of 15 wagons , tankers , and containers and I added to each one a 5 ounce led weight use for fishing. I have all 15 done and the total combined weight of the 15 wagons come to 105 ounces my layout is on the flat with 3rd and 4rd rad thanks to all for the replies
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    Hornby diesel class 40

    Hi All. I have a Hornby diesel class 40 1.76 scale 00 gauge. And would like to know would the class 40 be capable of pulling a rake of 15 freight wagons ? with a combined weight of 105 ounces . weight all ready added to the wagons Thanks for your help .
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