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by MRail
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bogies
Replies: 29
Views: 975

Re: Bogies

I've mentioned to Rod, that as I said when we met, the bogie is built around a Tamiya car motor.
This is rated at 3V, and ought to be powered by two 1.5V battery cells.
Possibly three NiMH at 1.2 V would be OK.
by MRail
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Chains

That sounds correct...
Just (crudely) measured Slo-mo chain on Stanley.
Pitch is a little under 4mm or 1/8th inch, 0.125".
[attachment=0]Chain.jpg[/attachment]
by MRail
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Chains

A while back, I was looking for roller chain of about 3mm pitch. Wanted it to increase servo travel on a loco regulator. Delrin worked, but quickly melted. That used on my slo-mo looked perfect. Slo-mo maker was rather cagey about its origin. Said I'd find on the net. Never did. Found another way in...
by MRail
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: New Models & Reviews
Topic: New Accucraft Loco Dolgoch
Replies: 14
Views: 1210

Re: New Accucraft Loco Dolgoch

Dolgoch has an air bake pump forward of cab, RHS.
by MRail
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Roundhouse NDM6 SOLD.
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Roundhouse NDM6

PM sent
by MRail
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Ffestiniog Hunslet 125 gala webcams
Replies: 4
Views: 3591

Re: Ffestiniog Hunslet 125 gala webcams

Andrew, I'm afraid, for me, these are not excellent webcams. I've been watching/recording for some years now. They are frequently off-line. When on-line, they frequently freeze up. I know there could be issues with my connection and all that, but the similar webcam on the Tal-y-Llyn seems never to f...
by MRail
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: 24 radius setter
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: 24 radius setter

Going back some way, the long-defunct Faller eTrain system used set track of even tighter radius. Various items still appear for auction. Small battery locos were quite happy on it. Don't think I ever tried steam. Found an old pic of the track, but no stock on it:- [attachment=0]MR070811-04.jpg[/att...
by MRail
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: 24 radius setter
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: 24 radius setter

Have a look at Marcway of Sheffield:- http://marcway.net/list2.php?col=head&name=O+Gauge+Templates They list a 24" template. It's do-able if you use a rail bender. Bending by hand/knee WILL result in steps in the curve. Take the rail out of the sleeper base, make the curve and re-insert the rail, wi...
by MRail
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bogies
Replies: 29
Views: 975

Re: Bogies

Sorry Rod,

My theory is to leave the front bogie as is.
Replace the rear, fixed, single axle drive with a swivelling 4w motor bogie.

This ought to make it comfortable on curves, like a bogie coach, (or Fairlie loco).
It is a bit radical, but I can't see a better way to do it.
by MRail
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bogies
Replies: 29
Views: 975

Re: Bogies

Sorry Rod, No, it needs a motorised bogie.

This sort of thing MAY be adaptable:-

[attachment=0]IP Bogie.jpg[/attachment]
by MRail
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section
Replies: 33
Views: 802

Re: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section

I didn't add check rails, just those integral wth the points. The crossing is scratch built with minimal check rails. Track is loose laid on concrete, then flooded with mortar, and flangeways carved out while still "green". The edges do gradually erode. Adding check rails to Peco track... I've repai...
by MRail
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bogies
Replies: 29
Views: 975

Re: Bogies

Sorry, a bit slow chipping in, been busy in the works.
Yes, Peter, that's correct.
I'm wondering now if something from IP Eng. may be adaptable.
by MRail
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section
Replies: 33
Views: 802

Re: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section

Here's my contribution. I'm not telling anyone how to do it, but what I did and what works for me:- [attachment=0]MR190712-001.jpg[/attachment] The patio step is the main access for washing line (crucial!) and steam-up meetings etc. [attachment=1]MR190712-002.jpg[/attachment] Yes, it was raining thi...
by MRail
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bogies
Replies: 29
Views: 975

Re: Bogies

Yes, Rod, Pretty much the same. Of course, it was some years back. Bought it in 2003 & finally sold it about 2010. I seem to remember it was reasonably stable, just ground to a halt on my curves. I felt it would benefit from a 4w power bogie at the rear, but couldn't locate anything suitable. Just w...
by MRail
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bogies
Replies: 29
Views: 975

Re: Bogies

Rod, This looks like a Brandbright railcar? If so, I had one for a while, and it displayed all the troubles you mention. The problem is, it's simply too long for our typically sharp curves. I moved the battery box further back, and then refitted the bogie pivot under the front bulkhead. [attachment=...