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Author Topic: Loco service/repair  (Read 275 times)

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Offline Jim Minall

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Loco service/repair
« on: July 02, 2017, 09:30:20 pm »
Can anyone recommend someone who will service Farish and/or Dapol units, preferred in North West, but not crucial.  I have some which have not been used for a while and are slow runners.  They are all DCC ready or were converted to DCC by a retailer.  Many thanks - Jim Minall jimminall@btinternet.com

Offline Snowwolflair

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Re: Loco service/repair
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 09:37:43 pm »
I always recommend joining a club where there are always "experts" in this sort of thing.

The upside is they can usually teach you how to do it for yourself.

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Re: Loco service/repair
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 10:32:46 pm »
not been used for a while and are slow runners
I would recommend setting up an oval of track and running on DC in each direction starting at about 10% power for about two minutes, increasing the power after each four minutes
After the first run in each direction lubricate as required

not been used for a while and are slow runners
converted to DCC by a retailer
Sadly most agents will not touch models which have been hard wire converted to DCC
However, try the above slow speed to full speed and lubrication run-in

Offline lil chris

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Re: Loco service/repair
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 10:41:55 pm »
Hi there, there is a group page on Facebook that deals with repairs to all locomotives, not tried it myself.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/587609288008068/?ref=group_header


n-gauge & oo gauge repairs & dcc conversions.
Lil Chris
My layout here East Lancashire Lines
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29492.0

 

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