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BewseyBill

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 Hi Chris,

 

I would dearly love to see this collection. If Steve is receptive, please forward my e-mail address to him.

 

Regards

 

Bill

BewseyBill

51 posts

Hi Jeff, 

 

Looking through my copy of Triang Railways Vol1 by Pat Hammond, it makes reference to a number of NE brake vans that have metal chassis, some without running boards and with MK2a 2b and Mk3 tension lock couplings but states that all models produced before the Rovex R16 were based on Trackmaster tooling. The Rovex R16 hit the shops in the May of 1953 after a production delay. So it may well be a Trackmaster model.

 

 

On the side of the brake there should be a number that will identify the year of manufacture and whether it was for the British or Austrailian markets.

 

 

 

I have in my small collection of Triang, a metal chassis version with M3 couplings.

 

Bill

BewseyBill

51 posts

 Hi Chris,

 

Thanks for that.

 

Bill

 

 

BewseyBill

51 posts

@Chrissaf

 

personal address and mail data you might post will be removed.

 

Hi Chris,

 

Does this include telephone numbers as well?. And is what you are saying, for point of clarity, that no memeber/s of this forum is allowed to make contact, other than through this forum.

 

Bill 

BewseyBill

51 posts

 

 I cover a short section of powered track (DCC) with a good quality wipe soaked in white spirits or similar. The loco, in this case is steam. The loco is driven onto the wipe via contact through the tender, then held causing it to slip, thus cleaning the tyres evenly. This works equally as well with diesels. Cleaning wheels with no drive, I simply run them overs a soaked wipe several times. Moving the wipe across the rail during this process give a visual indication when all traces of oil and dirt are removed.

 

No reason why this shouldn't work for DC layouts either.

 

Bill

BewseyBill

51 posts

@LC&DR

 I wired both our Wrenn (ex Hornby Dublo) EE type 1s, nose to nose, so they shared pickups. they proved a very reliable combo.

 

My favourite diesel locos I think!

 

Great phot! what more could an English Electric fan want?. Two class 20s, semapohore signals and a mechanical box.

 

Tribute to the English Electric company that these and class 37s some fifity years on are frequenting network still today.

 

If I had a favourite EE machine, it would be a 40 but I do like them all anyway.

 

Bill

BewseyBill

51 posts

Hi, 

 

Surely it would be better to match two class 20s that each have a decoder. This way you could use them independantly, it would make it easier for cleaning and maintenance and should one of the 20s fail, as they did from time to time in real life, you would still have one in operation.

 

 But should still go ahead with permanently coupling your locos, you would need to know and understand what loading you can put on your decoder. I,m referring to amperage output and current draw from two motors. 

 

I occasionally run double headers but they are matched under the same address (usually the same model from the same manufacturer). Each loco will be fine tuned so that they are not working against each other when paired. Although the two loco have the same motors, it doesn't mean they are forced to perform the same.

 

The Lenz system that I operate, allows for double heading or Multi Unit/Consist, where each loco retains its individual address but once coupled can run under a new address within MU/Consist function and operate as one unit. Very useful for banking situations.

 

Bill

 

BewseyBill

51 posts

 Hi Josh,

 

As I understand it. From what you are saying, all the decoders you have tried in the K1 work fine when fitted back into other locos. As the K1 model is relatively new, there should be no issues with the wiring. The only unknown will be the motor itself. If you have the skills to replace the motor, you may want to consider this as an option.

 

I had similar issues with a brand new Fleischmann model several years ago. I couldn't get it to run smooth and quiet. .In the end I bought and fitted a new motor that cured the problem once and for all.

 

Bill

BewseyBill

51 posts

@Josh_Morrell

Hi Bill,

Not sure how to reset the decoder (unless you mean just by putting it to address 3).

I have a bachmann EZ command and that has limited functions.

 

And Yes, the K1 behaves normally on DC.

Hi Josh,

 

Searching Google, I note that the Bachmann EZ has no ability to reset your decoders. So setting it to address number 3 is not what I was looking for. When a decoder is reset to its manufacturers default setting it will automatically return to address number 3.

Were those decoders you fitted to the K1 bought new by yourself and have you tried them  in any other loco to see that they are functioning correctly since?.  

 

Bill

 

BewseyBill

51 posts

 Hi Josh,

 

Are you able to reset your decoders to factory default. Have you tried this yet?

Did the K1 behave normally whilst running it in on DC?

 

Bill

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