I do not know if model railroaders out there have had this problem?
After I had completed my installation of DCC wiring, I noticed that while running my 0-6-0 LINER 9833, it continued to stop at all points?
I did not have this problem with my Mallard 4-6-2 due to its length. I tried everything from cleaning track, cleaning engine wheels, checking the pick-ups if they are not touching all the wheels, are the turnout blades making good electrical contact with the stock rails and are the points laid flat. These could also have an effect on running short wheelbase locos.
After this, I still had problems and the stopping was not corrected. So I went to my local hobby shop and they suggested a “Keep Alive” capacitor. I had it installed and it works like a charm over every point. I hope this helps someone who might have the same problem.
While I was completing my layout of the High Street (pictures coming soon) and installing “just plug” lighting, I happened to come upon some old die cast kits. I had purchased these over 30 years ago while living in London and had forgotten about them.
So I decided, to stop what I was doing and start putting these cars together. I guess that’s my Gemini sign going from one project to the other without completing each. Because of the soft metal, there were many areas to be filed down smooth, painted, apply decals and properly fit every piece together. It took many, many hours but worth it and fun.
One below is the 1934 Austin “Low loader” cab. I added a drivers to both taxis to add realism.
The second die cast was a FX4 taxi introduced in 1958 and was the first production model London taxi with four doors, previously, the space next the driver was open for large luggage as seen on the previous models. Both models were purchased for no more than 3 1/2 pounds in 1987.
A huge thanks to Joe – It’s wonderful to see how folk get round the problems that their layouts throw at them.
If you look at Joe’s previous post, you can see how he solved the problem of getting underneath his layout. It’s genius.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide, if today is the day you stop dreaming and start doing.