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Author Topic: 0-4-0, 0-4-2 Porters  (Read 1617 times)
minerjoe

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« on: January 18, 2009, 12:53:40 PM »

I am looking for suggestions to improve the electrical pickup on the two Porters.  Thanks, minerjoe
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mikep

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 04:40:11 PM »

Maybe by adding some weight.
I'd like to know how to DCC the Porters.
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Frisco


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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009, 08:12:30 PM »

I'd like to know how to DCC the Porters.
   

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19412
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mikep

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 03:42:11 AM »

Thanks for that.
here's a quote from the All Model Railroading website about poor pickup
"change out those 0-4-0 plunger springs for Kadee freight truck springs for a better pick-up, longer life and resistance to shorts!"
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David(UK)

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 10:15:24 AM »

Blooming heck, been a long time since I wrote that piece of advice.
It only applied to the early 0-4-0s
Not so sure it applies to the latest ones in production.
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jpipkin

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2009, 05:36:24 PM »

The newer Porters built in the last few years have a new chassis without plungers.   I install DCC differently without taking the frame apart.  The decoder is in the cab with a channel milled in the underside of the water tank to handle the wires.
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