View Full Version : cab mode loading/unloading

July 20th, 2010, 10:44 AM
When running steam in cab mode, how do you go about the very precise starts and stops to load or unload a string of cars?

I tend to overrun the loader position.

July 20th, 2010, 09:56 PM
Ease the loco close to where it needs to be for loading, stop it and then set the brakes to lap with about 15-20 psi then crack the throttle 1 or 2 notches then back to zero. This technique will move a consist 1 car length at a time so you can load. After a car loads the brakes will be set so you have to adjust them back to 15-20 psi then repeat.