How do trains go around bends? – Live Experiments (Ep 36) – Head Squeeze

by 1389 on July 16, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), railroads and trains, science and nature

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Published on Jun 15, 2013 by Head Squeeze
Rob Bell investigates how train wheels can handle bends in the tracks.

What you need:
Large plastics cups
Empty plastic bottle
Gaffer tape

Use the hose to create rail tracks. Make sure the tracks are 1 Ω cups wide
Tape 2 cups together so the bigger ends meet in the middle
Tape 2 cups together so that the smaller ends meet in the middle
Test your wheels!

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