Hornby Class 37 in Network Rail with TTS sound

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  1. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Even tho' it cut out did it sound any better with the new speaker ?

    Check all the wipers are in contact with the wheels, and the wheels and wheel backs are clean.

    Paul
     
  2. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I'll have a look at that paul.
    I'll check it out after my domestic chores tomorrow. :avatar:
    toto
     
  3. ed

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    Loose connection maybe :scratchchin:

    Ed
     
  4. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Can't answer your electrical problems, but I'm curious on what colour you'll be painting the loco.

    Humbrol have RC411 Diesel Blue, and RC405 GWR/BR Green. Both these are matt acrylics.

    http://www.humbrol.com/uk-en/shop/paints/acrylic-rail-colours.html

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  5. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Gary wrote:
    Gary My money's on the unique Scottish region P1 Large logo livery :avatar:
     
  6. gormo

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    G`day Toto,

    Good to see you getting the knife out and creating an improved version of your loco.

    You will be amazed at just how good your paint job will be. Just practice on some card to get your airbrush firing at the correct pressure and spray pattern. A bit of trial and error to start with but fairly easy.

    Your electrical problem being intermittent could be a wheel clean....both backs and treads.....and at the same time clean the pick ups and check they are all exerting pressure on the backs of the wheels. Could also be a bad wire connection in the line from pick up to motor.

    Another thought .......check to see that all wheels on the bogies are making contact with the track. Unlikely to be a problem but if one wheel is lifting slightly it can cause intermittent running.

    You could also check that oil has not crept into the motor brushes etc.....sometimes these thing can be killed with kindness and lastly..........the track?????......who knows???......it`s just a process of elimination as there has to be a reason for this problem.

    Good luck with it.

    http://www.click:tophat:Gormo
     
  7. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Gormo,
    cheers. I'm hoping my feable attempt comes to something. I'm going all out on this one. :avatar: Just ordered up 4 x red 1.8mm LED's, two for either end. 4 x soft white 3mm LED's 2 for each end's head boards and 2 x bright white 3mm LED's one for each ends search light thingy.
    So, the holes will need to be bored for these prior to painting. I have also removed the glazing so as soon as the lights arrive and the holes are bored, we are ready for paint. I can meanwhile work on the stalling issue.
    Also meanwhile I can attack another couple of Parkside Dundas wagons in order to have a bulk load of paint jobs for the paint shop.
    So, it will be the meat wagon and the cattle wagon next on the bench.
    apart from that ...... nothing to do. :avatar:
    cheers
    toto
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm sure you'll do us all proud Tom!! Every faith in you! ;);)
    CheersRon
     
  9. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Thanks kind Sir.
    I'll give it me best. ....... who'd have guessed eh ........ lights by jingo.
    Paul's idea needless to say. :facepalm:
     
  10. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Toto.
    Hope you've remembered to order 1k resistors for the positive leg of each LED, otherwise it'll be 'white smoke' time!!!:avatar:
    Cab lights???
    Keith.
     
  11. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Keith ........ you do disappoint ...... cab lights ...... you've been colluding with Paul. :avatar:
    I am ok for the resistors. the messiah remembered me about that as well. Nothing slips by him ........ especially if it inflicts some pain on me. :facepalm:
    There is not much to the cab unfortunately although I had thought about trying to fit a plastic headwall to try and create more of a cab space. its easier at one end as its virtually empty but at the other, the motor sits on the bogie which fouls the possible cab space.

    may still give it a go. it would be better than nothing I suppose.
    cheers
    toto
     
  12. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Ah yes, I was forgetting that it's a Hornby (Ex Lima I guess) so it'll have the ring field motor over the bogie, hence no space for a 'cab' at one end. No wonder Heljan are SO much better! (and easier to modify):avatar:

    Keith.
     
  13. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    And no ........... I'm not moving the motor. :avatar:
     
  14. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Toto wrote:
    I thought you were committed, or was that need commiting I forget which ..... :avatar:

    You will need to spray the inside of the front with a matt black base, then whatever colour you want on top. The also paint the LED's on the inside matt black as well to stop light leakage.

    Paul
     
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    Quite agree there Paul,

    We don`t want any leaky lights.

    :avatar:

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  16. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Ehhhhhh ....... not on my watch .......:avatar:
    cheers
    toto
     
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    Tip : don't pull the glazing out, use Humbrol Maskol.

    This is a great product. Paint out the windows with Maskol. It goes on like liquid rubber and after you have painted the body, well, it peels off like, err, rubber !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqRwTz52DAE



    Cheers, Gary.
     
  19. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Too late ....... Glazings oot.

    Came lot nae bother. I'm down to the bare shell. I should have the LED's for hen I get home on Friday. Currently eating Thai food over looking the river Shannon in Limerick , Ireland.

    First day over in new job. I'll temp fate by saying that it looks good and was a great day.

    Anyway, loco and possibly a wagon or two for the printshop this weekend coming. It won't take long to drill out the shell for the LED's.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  20. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Glad the first day went well, like being back at school on the first day of term .... :eek: :avatar:

    Should have left it in one piece, followed an example on ebay, sat for most of the week at £57, then in the last few minutes went upto £90, and eventually sold for £132 - thats £50 more than list price :eek: - I'd have rather bought a Vi trains example and a full spec sound decoder - go figure

    Paul
     

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