Wednesday, 4 May 2016

on the workbench ....

Coupling for a Tipper Wagon

Removed the hook from a coupling...
 and fixed it to the tipper wagon chassis...
tried it and the height isn't quite right, but the hook from the loco end is long and connects fine - need to do some running checks ...

Track Cleaning Loco 

When I started this was not working at all; motor not responding very well at all. I turned the speed knob up to max, but no effect.

 So I took out the main motor,  cleaned off any accumulated gunge, cleaned springs etc;  checked the worm gears were properly engaged .....
 on reassembling it it started working fine ( dodgy pick up or loose connection ?)
The motor and track cleaning is working fine now (alost as good as when I got the loco) - one minor problem the lights no longer work - I can live with that.

Out to the garage to check it operationally, running smooth as a loco and fine in the direction of the track cleaner - even cleaning the track; needs to be tested on the outside line though.

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