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Forum: On The Workbench 17-05-2018, 12:26 PM
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Posted By ajcooper4
Update: I have had to push the central brushes...

Update: I have had to push the central brushes back off the wheels and now the middle axle rolls freely. The locomotive appears to be picking up just fine. I may take the pragmatic line and just...
Forum: On The Workbench 08-05-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,266
Posted By ajcooper4
Nothing further to add here as yet - haven't had...

Nothing further to add here as yet - haven't had time. My wife thought digging the allotment was a higher priority!
Forum: On The Workbench 01-05-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,266
Posted By ajcooper4
That's great, thank you.

That's great, thank you.
Forum: On The Workbench 01-05-2018, 01:16 PM
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Posted By ajcooper4
Thanks WTD. By bottom plate do you mean the...

Thanks WTD. By bottom plate do you mean the lower part of the tender axle holder X6453 - the lower part having the BUS bars and brushes on?
Forum: On The Workbench 30-04-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By ajcooper4
Thanks Rog for merging. PS I’m still...

Thanks Rog for merging.

PS I’m still undecided how to approach this problem!
Forum: On The Workbench 30-04-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,266
Posted By ajcooper4
I am saying that I always believed that they...

I am saying that I always believed that they would terminate in such a plug but I cannot locate it.

I am also now wondering whether removing the middle two pick ups to reduce the friction and...
Forum: On The Workbench 30-04-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By ajcooper4
County Class tender Axle Holder

Readers of this forum will recall my battles with friction on the middle tender axle of my Railroad County Class. As I've said before she's a lovely loco for the money and sounds great with my...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 26-04-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By ajcooper4
Using cork mat

Iím going to lay my track onto 1/16Ē cork mat. My plan was to cut the cork to the profile of the track with a small excess beyond the edge of the track and then ballast across which will give a kind...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 26-04-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By ajcooper4
Thank you everyone. I have a small ball pein and...

Thank you everyone. I have a small ball pein and a tiny drill. Iíll drill first then carefully hammer pins in. Iím going to lay onto 1/16Ē cork mat so that will help the grip of the pin before it...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 26-04-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By ajcooper4
Track pin fixing

Those of you who like to secure track with pins. Do you use a small hammer, a pin vice or some other tool to safely drive the pins home?
Forum: DCC 23-04-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By ajcooper4
Thank you for all of this. Are you gentlemen...

Thank you for all of this. Are you gentlemen saying it's all in one unit including the points change levers/switches?
Forum: DCC 23-04-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By ajcooper4
Points power supply & CDU

I am about to start laying track and wiring. I am having an independent power supply for points using levers to change them. Any thoughts, please, on the best place to purchase the power supply and...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 12-04-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By ajcooper4
Thank you. Presumably any 16V AC supply & CDU is...

Thank you. Presumably any 16V AC supply & CDU is acceptable?
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 12-04-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By ajcooper4
DCC control - separate power for points

I am about to start laying track. I’m using aGaugemaster Prodigy Express. I intend to power my Peco PL10 point motors (with accessory switch for live frogs) from a separate 16V AC supply and also use...
Forum: On The Workbench 12-04-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,266
Posted By ajcooper4
I agree. I was thinking about tender weight...

I agree. I was thinking about tender weight versus a replacement part from Peteís Spares versus doing nothing! Of course it may be a design issue so a replacement wonít make any difference.
Forum: On The Workbench 11-04-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,266
Posted By ajcooper4
Gentlemen thanks for your guidance. Update: I...

Gentlemen thanks for your guidance. Update: I asked the technicians where I work to help me strip and repair if possible. First off removing tender body we dislodged one wire from the sound chip -...
Forum: On The Workbench 10-04-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,266
Posted By ajcooper4
Thank you to all of you for your advice. I’ll get...

Thank you to all of you for your advice. I’ll get it from its box & check. To be clear - I think you’re suggesting that whilst she has loco drive the pick ups from the track are in the tender. One...
Forum: On The Workbench 10-04-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,266
Posted By ajcooper4
If I drop wheels out I need to go in from...

If I drop wheels out I need to go in from underneath. Is that correct?
Forum: On The Workbench 10-04-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,266
Posted By ajcooper4
Hopefully this is the picture! ...

Hopefully this is the picture!

http://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=17650&stc=1&d=1523362384
Forum: On The Workbench 10-04-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,266
Posted By ajcooper4
I have an internal photograph - as soon as I work...

I have an internal photograph - as soon as I work out how to upload it I will post the picture. I am convinced it's loco driven - those wheels are stiff whereas the tender ones roll freely - the...
Forum: On The Workbench 09-04-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,266
Posted By ajcooper4
Thank you Mountain Goat. Iím sure itís loco drive...

Thank you Mountain Goat. Iím sure itís loco drive as thereís an electrical connection from the tender through to the locomotive. Iím trying to resize the image to post here.
Forum: On The Workbench 09-04-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,266
Posted By ajcooper4
I have a photograph of the insides - not sure if...

I have a photograph of the insides - not sure if you can add photographs here?
Forum: On The Workbench 09-04-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,266
Posted By ajcooper4
Thank you wtd. I may try removing tender body...

Thank you wtd. I may try removing tender body first and going in through the top before unscrewing the axles securing plate underneath.
Forum: Track Layout & Design 09-04-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By ajcooper4
Having built my branch line terminus Iíve cut...

Having built my branch line terminus Iíve cut track around that - including reversing loop - and am happy building slowly from there. Iím making sure I wire correctly as I go along. Iím being patient...
Forum: On The Workbench 09-04-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,266
Posted By ajcooper4
Sorry to be slow, difficult day. R3277 County of...

Sorry to be slow, difficult day. R3277 County of Devon, loco drive.
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