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BigBob1

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« on: August 04, 2016, 01:55:54 AM »

I have one of the Bachmann On30 2-8-0 locos (which I think has been discontinued) but maybe someone who has one can help me. This one draws about .65 Amps at 12 volts, stalled, upside down on the bench. It has already fried one decoder & I'm leery about replacing it. This engine has been used on a display layout & I think has been run on carpet; the side rods & wheels had a lot of hair & fuzz in them & it was a pain to get out. Can anyone out there measure how many amps their 2-8-0 draws & let me know? It would save me a lot of guesswork.  Thank you--     Bob Battles
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dutchbuilder


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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2016, 06:39:03 PM »

on it's back, free running, 12V dc , about 50 mA.
This locomotive is from the display cabinet.

Ton
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BigBob1

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2016, 01:41:22 AM »

Ton:

Many thanks for your input, but that reading seems awfully low for an engine this size. I'll see if I can disconnect the gearbox & measure the motor current running free. Thanks again.

Bob
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2016, 10:28:56 AM »

maybe he meant 500 mAmps
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dutchbuilder


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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2016, 10:57:16 AM »

maybe he meant 500 mAmps

No, I didn't.
It's what it is , 0.05 Ampere, read on the 200mA scale.

Ton
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bob kaplan

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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2016, 02:46:48 PM »

Is there a hopes that this engine will be released again in the near future?
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finderskeepers

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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2016, 12:18:46 AM »

I put the original medium steam tsunami into my 2-8-0 and it has never had a single issue. It is rated for 1 amp, well within the stall voltage of the engine...not sure what kind of decoders you are burning up.
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