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by RFS
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Other model railway manufacturers
Topic: A Loose Wire
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: A Loose Wire

Robert & WTD I have touched the green wire to the tag on the trailing bogie and the loco refused to move. I have had a good look and I cannot see any other tags to which the green wire should be soldered to. One end of the green wire is indeed soldered to the brushes on one side with a smaller wire...
by RFS
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Other model railway manufacturers
Topic: A Loose Wire
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: A Loose Wire

Don’t solder it to the tag above the bogie where the black wire is terminated it will short out the motor. Follow the black and green wire and you will see they are soldered to the brushes. One end of the green wire is indeed soldered to the brushes, but the other end of this wire is taking the pic...
by RFS
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Other model railway manufacturers
Topic: A Loose Wire
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: A Loose Wire

I think it's the pickup wire from the right-hand bogie's wheels. You've still got pickup from the left-hand bogie which is why it runs well. Seems to me it needs to be soldered back to the tabs where the black wire is - ie the adjacent tab.
by RFS
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Loco only runs in one direction, and at full speed.
Replies: 9
Views: 1136

Re: Loco only runs in one direction, and at full speed.

Sounds to me there's a problem either with the decoder or the socket, and track power is being fed directly to one of the motor terminals. Do you have another decoder you can try?
by RFS
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale - Wren W2237 Lyme Regis.
Replies: 2
Views: 974

Re: For Sale - Wren W2237 Lyme Regis.

They do sell on Ebay, often for 3-figure sums. Check out the sold items to get an idea of what you can expect, but bear in mind it's Wrenn as the maker's name... ;)
by RFS
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: GMX (CMX) Track Cleaning Vehicle
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: GMX Track Cleaning Vehicle

Hi A quick visual look at the underside of the two bogies wheel sets will immediately reveal any wheel set fitted the wrong way around. See the image of my own CMX wheels and the red arrowed insulating bushes on one bogie. All insulated bushes on all bogies need to be on the same side. https://i.po...
by RFS
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: GMX (CMX) Track Cleaning Vehicle
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: GMX Track Cleaning Vehicle

I've looked at my CMX cleaner and the wheels are insulated on one side only. As the bogie frames are plastic it shouldn't matter which way round they and indeed on mine the insulated wheels are not all on the same side. What happens if you just place this one axle on the track? Does it short the DCC...
by RFS
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: And I'm out of breath climbing the loft ladder!
Replies: 13
Views: 2842

Re: And I'm out of breath climbing the loft ladder!

Gives me vertigo just watching him ...
by RFS
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Cobalt & Seep PM1 easier fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 3344

Re: Cobalt & Seep PM1 easier fitting

I use Tortoises rather than Cobalts and found that the best way of fixing was to use a double-sided stick pad to hold the motor in position first. This is not a long term solution but strong enough to allow checking and adjusting the placement. I then fix a couple of screws with both hands free for ...
by RFS
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: hornby vs bachmann power
Replies: 7
Views: 1980

Re: hornby vs bachmann power

Do what Network Rail do, and top-and-tail it with a pair of diesels. On my layout I use a pair of 73s for the purpose.