Building a Spaceship

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  1. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Did you know the 9F is slightly shorter in length than a Britannia.
     
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    it only looks big cos of the ten wheels, its also shorter than my v2. i'm only just finding my feet with photos Paul

    Ken
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes but think about the cost of it all Ken :avatar:
     
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    The firebox is just white primer
     
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    Hi Paul ,I don't mean to hijack your thread, still learning :scratchchin:
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Ken, please post on this thread as it could help show and highlight design differences between the Scorpio and MOK 9F kits. I sure folk here will be looking forward to following progress on both loco builds.

    cheers Paul
     
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    I've got another one to build as and when i finish this one + 3 other kits, you know what it's like :avatar::avatar:
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    I can see this thread running for a long time then... Ken just another question please .. I need a simple controller /transformer to power up a rolling road test bed... can I get away with something for OO gauge with 1.5Amp max?
     
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    I run my O gauge locos with a Gaugemaster OO controller.
     
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    same
     
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    Paul, I just use a Hornby controller which I picked up cheap on ebay and will power a rolling road ok for O gauge.
    Rgds Keith
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Paul the OO controllers should work, but may struggle on large motors with a slightly stiff not run in chassis.

    Put an ammeter (wired in series) to measure the current draw, this will give you an idea of which decoder to buy later on.

    Here is a few out of the box suggestions

    Do you have a dc power supply - somewhere between 12V and 20V at 5 to 7A

    If so this may do, you will need to fit a dpdt switch to act as a direction switch

    Ebay controller

    Or this little cheap as chips gem - max 2A output

    Small controller

    This will give you a voltage and current value for the loco.

    If you would prefer a standalone desk power supply - useful for many other things

    Ebay Bench Lab supply 1

    On this supply you can set both the voltage and current being fed to the loco.

    Slightly cheaper version

    Ebay Bench Lab supply 2

    Many ways to skin a cat - problem is you have to catch them first :avatar:

    Paul
     
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    just so long as your not pulling 2,100 tons [black prince]:avatar::avatar: a normal 00 controller should be ok
     
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    For all my testing I use an ancient Gaugemaster unit that I bought cheap about ten years ago from from eBay which I am sure was designed with 00 gauge in mind d when it was new.
     
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    Br1g tender
     
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    Almost becomming a 9F fanboy site :avatar:

    Nice work
     
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