Re: [HOsteam] Hello I'm new, Loco regear


marshall <zephyr03@...>
 

Les Grenz wrote:
Sorry, Les - I must've been tired . . . . I didn't have the last part
right:

*Multiply the travel distance by 720 (12" x 60 min.) to get
miles per RPM.*
WRONG! Mutlipy the travel distance by *FIVE* (60 sec divided by 12") to
get *FEET* per hour.

Multiply that by the peak motor RPM and
--> *DIVIDE BY 5280 FEET PER MILE* <--
you have the top speed of the remotored/regeared locomotive in scale
miles per hour.
I gotta learn to check my work before I hand in the paper <LOL>

Marshall

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