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Just Curious
Posted by Old Fat Robert on Monday, April 08, 2019 3:13 PM

I am relatively sure I have the answer in one my books somewhere, but perhaps some individuals on the forum can assist me. How do engineers/designers determine what size curve(s) a given locomotive requires? Speaking real world here. Thank you.

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, April 08, 2019 6:23 PM

Old Fat Robert
How do engineers/designers determine what size curve(s) a given locomotive requires?

Just Curious — could you be a little more descriptive in your thread title?

The following pages are from a 1921 Baldwin handbook of locomotive design:

 Curvature by Edmund, on Flickr

 Curvature_0001 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Curvature_0002 by Edmund, on Flickr

 

Does this satisfy your curiosity a bit? Just curious Angel

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Posted by Old Fat Robert on Monday, April 08, 2019 9:22 PM

Ed, that satifies my curosity just fine! Thank you for the information. I promise to work on the titles for any future threads.

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