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CATEGORY: Prototype Information

Posted in Prototype Information by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 17:07:00 ADT.)

Saturday, October 12, 2019

PROTOTYPE INFO: Superelevation applied to horizontal curves

Whenever a train rounds a curve, two forces come into play. The first is the mass (weight) of the train, which applies a downward force to the rails. The second is the pull of centrifugal force caused by the train's tendency to want to travel in a straight line. This outward force must be resisted by the track, and force the train to turn. The combination of the downward force of weight...

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