line poles and overhead

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Thu Jan 19 10:15:01 EST 2006


I would not recommend elastic for the contact wire on an overhead system. I would suspect that pantograph will push the simulated wire too high, and then probably snag on the next overhead support that the unit passes under.

If you are going to run with a pantograph up, you need a material that doesn't stretch much, either wire or one of the fishing line like threads would be my suggestion.

You could still use elastic for the power lines that run parallel to the contact wire system in the overhead distribution system

Ed Sproles

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Thanks Jim, Ed and Stephen for your suggestions for lines. As for the VGN overhead, I do plan on having the pantograph up but not functioning for a power source. Wonder how the elastic will hold up to the rubbing.

Aubrey Wiley


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