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Old 10-06-2018, 10:43 AM   #11
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Most do run fine as they are multi bogie diesels but the 0-6-0 locos stutter along which is most annoying for the one with a sound decoder. although they run fine on a test track or rolling road.

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Are the problems on straight sections of track or on pointwork?
If it’s the former then it is likely to be dirty or poor pickupson the loco.
If it’s the second then any pickup issues will be amplified by the pointwork - assuming you have insulfrog points. It could also be that the points have bowed - they have to be perfectly flat.
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Old 10-06-2018, 06:22 PM   #13
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Hi All,
A BIG thank you for your replies on track cleaning.The majority concensus appears to be IPA for cleaning.
Next question.....where do i purchase this?
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Old 10-06-2018, 06:33 PM   #14
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Hereís a good way.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IPA-99-9-...EAAOSwzrxUsbES
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Old 10-06-2018, 06:51 PM   #15
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Thanks for that WTD,just ordered it.
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:50 PM   #16
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Are the problems on straight sections of track or on pointwork?
If itís the former then it is likely to be dirty or poor pickupson the loco.
If itís the second then any pickup issues will be amplified by the pointwork - assuming you have insulfrog points. It could also be that the points have bowed - they have to be perfectly flat.
It could happen anywhere although mainly on the straights as I don't have many turnouts, although they are all electrofrog and every section of straight has its own droppers.

I suppose it could be the pickups, although the 4 0-6-0 locos I have are all new and as said run fine on the test track which is made from old setrack in a loop with just one dropper and not cleaned very often and then just a quick run over with a peco rubber.

It makes no sense and is driving me nuts, think I will have to demote my class 20's to shunting duties just to get smooth reliable running

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The CL20s are some of my best runners. I can see no reason why your track should keep becoming dirty. Iím not convinced your problems are caused by dirty track.
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The CL20s are some of my best runners. I can see no reason why your track should keep becoming dirty. Iím not convinced your problems are caused by dirty track.
One big difference between my test track and layout is the control system, I wonder if that has anything to do with it, my main track that has the issues is controlled by a Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance≤, but my test track is controlled by my PC and a Sprog3 and all 4 0-6-0 locos have a much better slow running performance on the test track.

I need to get a laptop and Sprog3 into the train room and do some testing, just in case it's a Gaugemaster Prodigy issue, I did read somewhere, that it's not quite built to NMRA standards, perhaps that's behind these issues.

Will do some testing and post here with the results.

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