Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step

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It is interesting. It is only by experimenting that one finds easy solutions. I have seen brass gears and worms for sale which may be an answer from a non model railway source, but I have not bought them yet.
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Yes, experementing, for me at least, is part of the fun. In theory the gears I have ordered should make the loco more controlabe at low speeds as well as reducing top speed and increasing pulling power. Changing down from 20 teeth to 26 teeth is quite a difference. They will take a little while to arrive as there coming from Australia but once there here I'll give it a try and post my findings .
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I'm not sure the loco will pull better as for these little locos the weight makes the difference.
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Yes that's a good point.in my case it's not a problem as my loco is an old hornby with cast metal chassis and will only be shunting half a dozen wagons, not sure if the new lightweight 0-4-0's will pull any better, but I've ordered a couple of gears and will try to get some sort of comparison in due course.
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Bufferstop wrote:
Dad-1 wrote:ngresley thats cruel !!

I can understand Bufferstop getting so excited at the thoughts of a reasonable running Hornby 0-4-0
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Lowering the gearing will allow the loco to pull better, same as dropping to a lower gear in your car, but if the load is too great it will allow it to slip its wheels instead of possibly just stalling the motor.
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Aha Byegad you mean the "spill chucker" :wink:
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