Gene Green <bierglaeser@...>
What sort of grade is your inclined track?
I have about 18 feet of track on an incline of approximately 1 1/2%.
If I let a car go on that grade it is going fast enough to knock the
coupler off for sure and maybe do even more damage. Of course, having
the track end at a solid wall may contribute to the damage.
My point really is that a 1 1/2% grade is way too steep for any meanful
test unless there was a really long - 100 feet? - level track for the
car to coast to a stop.
Another party to this discussion made the point that testing the truck
alone and testing trucks with a car might yield different results.