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Old 31-08-2017, 12:30 PM   #11
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Well done Steve, a interesting thread. Thank you.
Careful Brian, I still have to put it back together.
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Old 31-08-2017, 02:37 PM   #12
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Great thread. You mention electrical switch cleaner, does that differ much from IPA? Are they totally different?
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I have found that some paint finishes can be affected by IPA but for this I am using an aerosol specifically for electrical bits from Maplins. I think it is made by Servisol. It takes longer to evaporate than IPA so it must be slightly different.
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Not a lot of time today so I just checked that the smoke unit had dried out properly overnight. Before I knew where I was I had reassembled the unit with the addition of the slightest smear of heat resistant silicone between the plastic covers.
Plugged it in and we have a functioning smoke unit.

20170901_093141 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
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I also cleaned some fluff from the connecting rods, gave it a drop of oil and tried it on the rolling road.

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Nicely done, looks and sounds really good.
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Steve,
Do you know if your friend was using the Dapol smoke. I hope that this carbonisation problem is not going to prove the Achilles heel of what is a very good model. Would be interesting to find out if the suggested return for servicing after one years use includes chimney sweeping!
Impressed by your skill and obviously good eyesight.
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Do you know if your friend was using the Dapol smoke. I hope that this carbonisation problem is not going to prove the Achilles heel of what is a very good model. Would be interesting to find out if the suggested return for servicing after one years use includes chimney sweeping!
Impressed by your skill and obviously good eyesight.
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Jim, I believe my friend answered your enquiry by PM.

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Steve, yes our friend did send me a PM clearing up my concern.
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I decided not to rush reassembly so a quick tour of the 'naked' engine will have to do for tonight.

Tender body removed - four easily accessed screws and no clips or bits of detail to get snagged and broken. Neat and tidy decoder and speaker installation.

20170901_195230 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

Rear view of the loco chassis showing the plug to the tender and the pcb for the 'fireglow flicker' LED mounted at the rear of the motor.

20170901_195319 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

Detailed cab interior just crying out for a crew.

20170901_195907 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

Motor installation. Fitted with a good sized brass flywheel and appears to pass drive to the wheels via a carden shaft that runs under the multitude of electrical connections. Also hidden in there is a second speaker.

20170901_195341 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
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