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Locomotive weights

Little Hunslet

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Posted: Fri 3rd Nov 2017, 11:07am
Locomotive weights

We are about to build/buy a motorised hydraulic lift to ease the loading and unloading of locos etc. onto our track from cars and vans. I know my Romulus weighs around 300kg but have no idea about the weight of a standard gauge pacific for example. Can anyone help please?
Thanks Pete King
 

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PeteW

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Posted: Fri 3rd Nov 2017, 1:43pm

A quick look on the Archive Section at Stationroadsteam indicates a 7.25" Britannia and Black 5 weigh about 1/4 of a tonne each. The lengths are given too.

A large American loco is over 1/2 tonne according to the same source.

Our club recently installed a lift which will cope with a tonne.

Hope this helps.

Pete.
 

Little Hunslet

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Posted: Fri 3rd Nov 2017, 5:59pm

Many thanks Pete, not a place I have come across before but very interesting. The lift I am looking at will take 600kg so big enough for a C19 which is more than adequate for us.

Cheers Pete
 

PeteW

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Posted: Fri 3rd Nov 2017, 6:29pm

Their website has some very useful information and photos doesn't it? Good luck with the project Pete. Why not put some photos up as you go along?

Pete.
 

Mick

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Posted: Sat 4th Nov 2017, 8:24am

At Abbeydale we are now on our second hydraulic lift, the first was more than sufficient for the weight of locos, but not long enough to cope with a loco and tender combined or a diesel loco which would fit the turntable but not the lifting table. So length is also important when choosing a lifting table.
 
 
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