Gaugemaster Combi

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  1. Mark4mm

    Mark4mm Guest

    With me moving over to 7mm railway modelling, will my new Gaugemaster Combi run an 0 gauge loco without any problems.
     
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  2. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    The Combi draws 1 Amp at 12 volts so you would be ok to use this device with Gauge O just on a plank with a short train.
     
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    Thank you once again Paul. Sorry for all the questions.:avatar:
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Mark

    For the smaller RTR O gauge loco'd, just think of them as larger OO gauge devices, essentially they have the same mechanisim.
    The fun comes with larger loco's and especially Heljan diesels which can have two large motors and weigh a shed load (e.g. the Helgan Deltic with a sound chip and base speakers tops over 4Kg), so will need a 5A or even a 10A supply. Start saving the 50p's for the meter.

    If you have a couple of multimeters you can determine the stall current of the loco's, which will let you establish the power supply you need.



    If you notice the track, this was made up from O gauge copper clad strip (I actually bought these for connector strips and for pickup on OO loco's), with code 75 OO gauge track.

    Rather than damage your new gaugemaster for the testing you could use one of these

    Small DC Controller

    At under £20 for both the power supply and DC controller, not a bad little diy project, especially as most of the work is done for you.

    Paul
     
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