Reply to "tender drawbars"

I just thought of something. Are these the long drawbars that attach to the loco behind the rear drivers? Or are they the short drawbars that attach to a brace at the rear of the loco cab?

The short ones are terrible, in my opinion. Since they mount/pivot some distance from the wheel base, they have a cantilever effect and cause the tender to speed up when going into a high speed turn, just like the whip effect of a line of ice skaters.

If both of your locos have the short drawbars, then I could be convinced to redesign them. That's what Gilbert did. Most of the short drawbars are on the very early locos, except for Hudsons and Northerns.

RoyBoy

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