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Offline greenlaneman

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Arnold Brighton Belle
« on: June 06, 2017, 07:43:53 pm »
Acquired an example of this on Ebay. Good runner but one of the corridor connectors is missing.
What's the spares situation like?
Couplings are a  :censored: aren't they? May have to keep it coupled up and stored in a cassette!
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Re: Arnold Brighton Belle
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 08:21:50 pm »
Acquired an example of this on Ebay. Good runner but one of the corridor connectors is missing.
What's the spares situation like?
Couplings are a  :censored: aren't they? May have to keep it coupled up and stored in a cassette!

Should be able to get spares from Hornby.

https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/shop/brands/arnold-n-1-160.html

If you don't have the service sheets, you can download them, e.g., HN3002 for the power cars.

Yes, the connectors are a pain! While I can see the advantage of being able to use a single DCC chip for the whole five-car train, as a DC user, I'd much sooner have had plain vanilla NEM sockets for standard Rapido or whatever connectors between the cars.

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Re: Arnold Brighton Belle
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2017, 01:20:20 pm »
Try lendons of Cardiff they donthe spares as hornby are slow at replying and I mean slow I mailed them 8 months ago

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Re: Arnold Brighton Belle
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 10:44:49 pm »
Panic over, found missing corridor connector on floor when looking for something else the carpet monsters had devoured. Must have been loose in the box and fallen out when unpacking! Thanks to all for responses.
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Re: Arnold Brighton Belle
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2017, 11:00:21 pm »
Wow! We'll done.... that never happens to me - once anything heads that way, it invariably disappears.  :(
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Re: Arnold Brighton Belle
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 05:53:06 am »
I have a Belle, which I have converted to DCC, and it is a beautiful model! It used to run impeccably. However, something is now amiss - it starts and stops, and each time it stops, the lights go out, and I can hear it triggering the short circuit protection. it does it randomly, on plain track, where no other locos stumble. My only conclusion is that it is shorting somewhere inside the consist. I thought that the DCC chip may have come loose, but no problem there. Is anyone else having similar problems?

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Re: Arnold Brighton Belle
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2017, 06:05:58 am »
I've had similar problems with Farish Multiple Units. It was a sign that the motor was defective.

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Re: Arnold Brighton Belle
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2017, 05:00:39 am »
I'm pretty sure it isn't the motor. When I disconnect the power car from the set, it runs OK and doesn't exhibit the shorting. Reconnect to the train, and the intermittent shorting occurs! Might just be a dodgy coupling plug, so I will check very carefully.

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Re: Arnold Brighton Belle
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2017, 07:02:57 am »
Removing the motor coach fixes it, yet you donít think itís the motor...? ???

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Re: Arnold Brighton Belle
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 08:42:11 am »
Removing the motor coach fixes it, yet you donít think itís the motor...? ???

I think it means it is the rest of the train where the fault is. The motor coach runs OK on its own if I read it correctly.
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Re: Arnold Brighton Belle
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 09:13:48 am »
Woodbury22uk, you are correct!  The motor coach runs fine by itself!!

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Re: Arnold Brighton Belle
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 10:56:40 am »
run the power car with each of the other units individually

repeat with car reversed

if all OK add one car at a time to a working train.

this may help you identify the dodgy coach/connection
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Re: Arnold Brighton Belle
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 11:52:51 am »
Because the intercoach connections are plug and socket, the coaches can only be connected one way round.
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Re: Arnold Brighton Belle
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2017, 12:08:31 pm »
I'm not familiar with this particular model, but is it at all possible that at some point a wheelset has been removed/fallen out and replaced the wrong way round? On some designs this can cause a short if the pickup system relies on just one wheel being insulated from the axle.


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Re: Arnold Brighton Belle
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2017, 01:52:08 pm »
Because the intercoach connections are plug and socket, the coaches can only be connected one way round.

I knew that !

Must get mine out and brush the dust off it!

Still worth running it with individual carriages/ sequential addition of carriages
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