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Now see, a decent trolley can normally climb a wall giggling.

My guess whould be 8-10% and no telling if it had a traction tire.

You might be able to go from lower level grade to a 2cnd tier elevation with a trolley line  (say a 10-12" toal rise)

There is opportunity to explore more prototypical operations here really. I suggest trying the different ways of running for sure. Looping trains are my indoor campfire and makes up most of my run time. But I have done the prototype stuff plenty of times before. From switching to timetables and scale distances, speeds, stops, etc.. Don't assume you do or don't like things; try them first. Some folk like the organization/ timeline challenge more than trains themselves. (look at Tycoon and Farm games)

( I loop while playing a shunting game app sometimes, lol)

Scene: a small switcher pretty much dedicated to the lowlands. Long trains can't pull out ofthe hole, but a switcher likely could with 1-2 cars. So the switcher dominates the lowland shuffles, and takes just one or two cars uphill onto a siding on the highland slowly assembling a train there, and maybe grabbing supplies &/or empties for product during returns to the lowland, or waiting for the upland train to drop its cars, and take the new train, etc.

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