Gravity running on the RVOM

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Re: Gravity running on the RVOM

Post by Old Man Aaron » Fri May 13, 2022 5:44 pm

Absolute inspiration as always, Trevor. :salute:
Certainly making progress, I've no doubt you'll have the boat running away soon. Have you had any derailing issues on gravity movements?
Never thought they'd make bearings that small! A fitting offering to the Small Parts Abyss that is the floor. ;)
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Re: Gravity running on the RVOM

Post by SimonWood » Tue May 17, 2022 8:20 am

Trevor Thompson wrote:
Thu May 05, 2022 1:30 pm
Sparked really by a running session with Simon earlier in the week. He took one of my trains up the line and discovered that when he uncoupled the locomotive to run around the train the train took off down the line on its own.
Chocks away! I can confirm that the bearings make a world of difference and introduce a new problem with runaway trains! An immediate solution - magnetic chocks, specifically one of Trevor's magnetic couplings, stuck to his steel track...

Of course since then, ruminating on the problem, I've realised this is the perfect opportunity for working r/c brakes...

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