Keeping it clean

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Re: Keeping it clean

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Post by Walkingthedog » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:49 am

No but I have permanently attached a wagon with pickups to a small loco.


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Post by Bandit Mick » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:25 pm

Hope you don't mind me asking WTD but why did you attach additional pick ups? Are you using live frog or insulfrog points? I have a Peckett on order and am wondering if I will have to do the same.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:37 pm

I have live frog on the main lines and insulfrog in the sidings. I run my locos slowly so added the wagon as added insurance.
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Post by Bandit Mick » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:41 pm

Thank you.

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Post by ajcooper4 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:51 pm

So...and I'm probably being dim here but...

How do you connect the additional pick ups through to the locomotive?

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Post by Brian » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:08 pm

Usually fine flexible wire. You can add one of there too for easier parting of the pair... Example... https://www.expressmodels.co.uk/catalog ... connectors
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Post by ajcooper4 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:57 pm

A quick piece of additional information - I have today checked all my track with a spirit level - it's all spot on so this is not the issue! Sighs of relief all round this end!

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Post by Walkingthedog » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:09 pm

It’s not spirit level flat it’s edge of a steel rule flat. :)
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Post by Walkingthedog » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:09 pm

ajcooper4 wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:51 pm
So...and I'm probably being dim here but...

How do you connect the additional pick ups through to the locomotive?

Thin wire.
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Post by ajcooper4 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:30 pm

Walkingthedog wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:09 pm
It’s not spirit level flat it’s edge of a steel rule flat. :)
Forgive me, I don't quite follow. If the level shows dead level - i.e. the bubble is dead in the middle along and across the rails - the track is level surely?

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