NSWGR C30T Steam Locomotive by Wombat Models

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  1. Mark Newton

    Mark Newton Full Member

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    Don’t be sad, Richard. 3090 escaped the scrappie, and wound up at Dorrigo. From memory that’s 5920 behind her, which is also now at Dorrigo.

    Mark.
     
  2. Davoetype

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    Trouble with Dorrigo though is you cannot get to see them, for now anyway.

    I finally got to complete the DCC install on 3065 and it certainly proved to be one of the more difficult projects. I used Gary Salt's approach and got to hone my soldering skills to as yet unseen new heights. Certainly packing all the components into the tender was a trial and error job but finally got there. Runs quite well although still a bit of fine tuning required to get the starting voltage correct. Also there is a tendency for the connection plug to come adrift so a bit of blue tack was necessary. All in all though a good little runner with plenty of pulling power and a nice sound.

    Cheers

    and happy modelling

    Richard
     
  3. Mark Newton

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    I was booked off tonight, so my son, my nephew and I made our way down to the club to run some trains. I took the C30T along for a trial trip. Initial impression is very good. Mine runs smoothly and quietly, with reasonable hauling power. Now that I know it runs okay I’m going to number it and do some light weathering. This is the first NSWGR engine I’ve ever bought for myself, so I’m quite happy with it. And since I’ve worked on a few of the preserved examples I thought it was time to have a memento of that part of my life.

    Cheers,

    Mark.
     
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  4. Davoetype

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    It looks good on the track Mark and I am glad you are pleased with it. Now that mine has been running on DCC for a little while, I have discovered a few tweaks that have become necessary. All the tiny detail parts are simply pushed into place on the production line as is common with all Chinese products. Out with the supaglue and a toothpick and apply just the tip of the toothpick onto the joint areas. You will not see the glue but it does the trick. Another is the spring on the pilot bogie which is just a bit too light on and will start to cause derailments, noticeably over point frogs. I have encountered this before on other steamies but it is usually because the spring is too strong rather than too weak. Rather than hunt around for a slightly stronger spring. I just added a thin washer from my Kadee spares and it has done the trick.

    Hope this helps

    and happy modelling

    Richard
     
  5. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    I have seen this particular loco stripped down and new details added, like the correct smoke box, funnel, dome, headlight and a few more other bits and pieces. But for what the loco is and the price, it is pretty damn fine !

    If you are on facebook, plenty of info and mods can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/NSWGR.SteamEraModelling/

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  6. steve

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    Hi Richard.

    Yes totally agree, Dorrigo has such a wealth of treasure and probably none will run again. A really great shame, for what they have and where they have the potential to run them.
    Steve
     

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