Re: Re: Gold Coast tram curve wear

 Should have GONE FOR THE Skoda 15T  From memory they had an axle
load less than 10 t. 

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Sent:Sun, 24 Mar 2024 01:20:42 +1100
Subject:Re: [TramsDownUnder] Re: Gold Coast tram curve wear

Gday  Mal,All

Strewth,the W only had 4.5 ton axle load,about 6 ton full load and
real swiviling trucks
No wonder the rails get chewed,esp on curves,esp with the rigid

Cheers,    Mick

On 23/03/2024 2:14 pm, Mal Rowe wrote:
> On 22/03/2024 16:52, TP wrote:
>> I've no doubt that there are design issues on different models of
>> trams that have a bearing on the problem.
> Axle loads are a key issue.
> In Melbourne, the fixed truck D2s have a maximum axle load of 22.2
> tonne (for the centre truck - 11.1 tonne per axle)
> The Es are longer and heavier but have four swivelling trucks with
> highest axle load of 17.4 tonne (for an end truck - 8.7 tonne per
> The Cs have a quite high axle load - around 21 tonne per fixed
truck -
> fairly evenly spread across the trucks.
> One of the key specs for the E class was for a lower axle load than

> the C and D classes.
> Mal Rowe - getting technical

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