Discussion in 'General' started by skyraider, Feb 27, 2018.
Just in case someone has interest in this, attached is a speed graph for HO scale.
Thanks for posting that. There’s also a smartphone app called Model Speed for that. Very handy at times. The Zalma Branch had a speed limit of 25 mph.
You're welcome. I guess I need a speed limit on my little railroad.
I found my speed limit on an old timetable from about 1916 or thereabouts. It makes sense as the track work on the 8 mile long Zalma Branch was originally a logging line built in 1887 to bring the vast amounts of timber from the Zalma area back down to the mainline at Brownwood. Not exactly rickety but 25mph was probably fast enough. It adds another layer of realistic operation.
Thats cool Jim! What is the app called? so I can find it. Now that would be like having a speed gun on these guys LOL.
It’s called Model Speed. You measure a certain distance on your layout, mark the beginning and end of that distance and run your train from point A to point B. You tap a button on the app as your train passes point A and tap it again when the train reaches point B. This gjves you your speed. You can choose several different scales and distances.
Now I know that old #97 runs 25mph at NCE throttle number 12 if I remember correctly. I keep a chart showing speed settings for different locos.
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