m.levin's workbench thread

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m.levin
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m.levin's workbench thread

Postby m.levin » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:19 pm

My current project is a HST class 43 BR full rake train.
To buy power cars and rake of coaches would break my budget, so it has come down to a bit of bashing.
I picked up a power car and dummy car off eBay for £15, spares or repair. The motor wouldn't run and that was just a pick up fault, a quick easy fix. So relisted the motor and wheels, as I had no use for them and got £13 back on the units.
I then purchased the latest Hornby drive gears and wheel sets for £14. Then made them fit in to the power car. Next step is motor is to fit a motor and weights.
This is the progress so far. With a comparison against untouched dummy.
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Re: m.levin's workbench thread

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:28 pm

That sounds like a Yorkshire bargain !!
Twas still brass that changed hands !!

Geoff T.
Remember ... I know nothing about railways.
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m.levin
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Re: m.levin's workbench thread

Postby m.levin » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:38 pm

Dad-1 wrote:That sounds like a Yorkshire bargain !!
Twas still brass that changed hands !!

Geoff T.


A true Yorkshire bargain, a good one when you can buy a non motored HST for £2.

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Re: m.levin's workbench thread

Postby m.levin » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:43 pm

I wanted to re-motor for traction and power reasons. The old Lima motor would struggle to pull 8 coaches and dummy car. This will have front and rear bogie drive, with a stronger motor, this should pull the rake with ease.
I will test and add weight until I am happy, I will have inclines on my layout so the combination of traction, power and weight will be key, to ensure when the train hits the inclines it would struggle.


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