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31  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Speedi Driver Cleaner on: July 11, 2019, 02:50:54 PM
Abrasive?
Depends on which metal is the hardest, the track or the brush.
In this case it is the track.
The track we usually use is made of Alpaca, also a copper alloy.
Brass is also a copper alloy but is softer than alpaca.
So you could say that the track is abrasive to the brass brush.

Ton

32  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Just scored a Jingle Bell Express on: July 10, 2019, 05:07:37 AM
I had it the other way around with my old Athern cars.
They picked up so much gunk on the wheels that they spontaneously derailed .
But that was a long long time ago.

Ton


Were those metal or plastic wheels?


Another advantage to metal wheels is they'll have more weight holding them to the track around turns and the center of gravity will be lower.

plastic
33  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Just scored a Jingle Bell Express on: July 09, 2019, 04:06:48 PM
I had it the other way around with my old Athern cars.
They picked up so much gunk on the wheels that they spontaneously derailed .
But that was a long long time ago.

Ton
34  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Porter LED voltage? on: July 05, 2019, 04:00:15 AM
As long as you don't know the type number your guess is as good as mine.
What i do know is that different colours have different voltages.

Ton
35  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Porter LED voltage? on: July 04, 2019, 06:03:27 PM
A standard LED is 1.5 V 20 mA.

Ton
36  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Hoping for a hand diagnosing a 2-8-0's binding motion on: July 04, 2019, 05:55:19 AM
Your guess is as good as mine.
Maybe the prototype had springs and they omitted them in the production model for costs reasons.....who knows.

Ton

37  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Hoping for a hand diagnosing a 2-8-0's binding motion on: July 03, 2019, 04:43:37 PM
have you checked the quartering of the wheels?
The rod connections should be 90 deg rotated to the opposite wheels.
If that is off you get binding.

Ton

38  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: New Product Announcement! on: June 19, 2019, 02:45:44 PM
Wrong scale, wrong gauge, wrong era.

Ton

39  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Buy an 0-6-0 on: June 13, 2019, 03:07:53 PM
When you are going to run on DC be aware that the locomotive will start only after the operating voltage of the electronics has been reached.
Normally 5 Volts.

A much more economical solution is to look for a good second hand DC 2-6-0 and do the amputation..... conversion yourself to a 0-6-0 as it is the same model with some minor modifications.

Ton
40  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: B'mn On30 tank cars: confused with the big differences in size. ???? on: May 29, 2019, 04:03:15 PM

  The size difference is likely due to the car lengths, a 24 ft car  (1 per box), versus the 18 foot cars  (2 per box).
 Both are 0n30 models.

And don't forget the track gauge.
A car for three foot gauge can be bigger than a car for thirty Inch or two foot.
The models Bachmann makes are not always from 30 inch gauge designs but can be from other gauges.
For instance the 18 footers are actually 30 Inch gauge
The 2-8-0 also.
But the Forney's are two foot gauge.
The ten wheelers are three footers.

Ton

 
41  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: B'mn On30 tank cars: confused with the big differences in size. ???? on: May 29, 2019, 03:26:33 AM
It is what it is, difference in size.
Have a look at the AHM tank cars, they are even bigger.

Ton
42  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Baldwin 4-6-0 decoder needed No sound on: May 09, 2019, 09:39:16 AM
When you go up hill the decoder will give more power to the motor and when you go down hill the decoder will give less power to the motor.
So you will get an even speed performance.

Ton


43  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Baldwin 4-6-0 decoder needed No sound on: May 08, 2019, 05:33:53 PM
Any brand DCC decoder with Back EMF will do.
The standard decoders that were installed from factory in the tenwheeler were without Back EMF.

Ton
44  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: USRA 4-6-2 Sound Value on: May 08, 2019, 04:28:17 AM
I use a Sprog 3 with JMRI.
http://www.sprog-dcc.co.uk/
You can program CV's but also run a railroad up to 2.5 Amps.

Ton
45  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / UP 4014 Big Boy test run on: May 04, 2019, 08:18:11 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvKfu_EGZIk

Ton
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