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A quick test run on Appledore at the Furness show this morning.

Nice shots on a lovely layout like them a lot.

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Will the apt-e run on radius two curves? 

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5 minutes ago, Jitmen said:

Will the apt-e run on radius two curves? 

 

Yes, but it does not like reverse curves that much!

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Don't forget on such tight curves the nose will overhang a lot.

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On 08/04/2019 at 13:23, RedgateModels said:

 

Yes, but it does not like reverse curves that much!

The daft thing is, sitting here reading this, I have had the light bulb moment to tell me why this is so. It cannot disable its tilt. This is why the short 3-car set runs so much better on my layout.

 

- Richard.

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4 minutes ago, 47137 said:

The daft thing is, sitting here reading this, I have had the light bulb moment to tell me why this is so. It cannot disable its tilt. This is why the short 3-car set runs so much better on my layout.

 

- Richard.

 

That won't make any difference. The tilt system is actuated by the power car bogies so you've still got the same amount of 'tilt actuation' on the train in 3-car form as you have in 4-car form.

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12 minutes ago, Mr_Tilt said:

 

That won't make any difference. The tilt system is actuated by the power car bogies so you've still got the same amount of 'tilt actuation' on the train in 3-car form as you have in 4-car form.

 

These modern light bulbs aren't very good.

 

Perhaps my perceived success is because a three-car set is on fewer different gradients, meaning level track + gradient rather than level track + gradient + level track. Whatever, thanks for the correction.

 

- Richard.

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