Flywheels Bring Locomotive To Smooth Stop
The flywheels on the locomotive are another important feature. Flywheels are solid-metal cylinders mounted in line with the motor. Flywheels at one or both ends of the locomotive motor ensure a smooth take-off by slowing down the initial rotation of the motor. Flywheels help achieve a smoother stop when the electricity is turned off. They also help the locomotive operate more smoothly and negotiate dirty track better.
When buying a new or used locomotive always feel its weight. Locomotive weight is important to ensure that the wheels connect and stay firmly on the track. This is achieved through solid metal frames.
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