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Discussion Boards => Large => Topic started by: yeorail on April 15, 2013, 06:26:03 AM

Title: climax pick ups
Post by: yeorail on April 15, 2013, 06:26:03 AM
Hi Following the Climax failing in a host of sparks & hopping movements we found thet the contacts & springs had failed (5 years old) and upon examination one holder had melted away too. Having had to break the base plate to remove it (Screws too tight Mr Bachmann) we decided to reomved the pick up system, as only one wheel on the rear bogie carried current & change it for a pair of pick up sledges or skids on each bogie wired through plugs (for removal) to the body and link both bogies together for electrical continuity. It does mean it can now be chipped, the only non DCC loco in the fleet, and hopefully will give me more years of service than the original set up. It's worth the trouble because it's a great model.

Title: Re: climax pick ups
Post by: smcgill on April 18, 2013, 02:31:00 PM
I'm not able to see the pics? ::)