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bbmiroku

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« on: January 13, 2018, 06:00:33 PM »

So I noticed that, while a very good small engine, but big enough to bridge gaps from insulated frogs, it seems to be a little light.

Any kind of a grade, and the wheel just spins.

Any idea of how much weight I should add to it to help?
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Trainman203

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 07:11:56 PM »

I assume you mean the Russian Decapod.  If you have a DCC one you can adjust cv 2, 209, 210 and 212 to get much better performance.  After doing that, mine can pull 9 or 10 cars up a 2 percent.  You can also hide some extra weight under the cab roof.

You can also apply “ bullfrog snot” traction tire material to the center drivers.

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bbmiroku

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 12:38:52 AM »

Actually, I mean the Prussia, one of the Classic Collector Series of Bachmann Trains in HO Scale.  It is DC powered.

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Len

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 04:36:54 AM »

With the motor in the 'haystack' firebox, the boiler is pretty much empty. I would start with a 1/2 oz of split shot towards the front of the boiler, to counteract any 'wheelie' tendancy from the motor being so far back. Then add or subtract from there as needed.

Len
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bbmiroku

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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2018, 05:39:55 PM »

Thanks.  I'll try that and then post the results.  I also visually sighted down the tracks and the grade was a lot more than I thought it was, so I re-graded the incline (put styrofoam strips under it).
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