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Author Topic: 2-6-4 Hesitation on points  (Read 574 times)

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Re: 2-6-4 Hesitation on points
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2017, 05:12:05 pm »
If you happen to have a pair of digital calipers I imagine they would serve as a back-to-back gauge, no?
Calipers work fine. I even used the original non digital calipers, once I'd remembered how to use them...
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Re: 2-6-4 Hesitation on points
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2017, 05:16:08 pm »
I prefer a brass gauge because you can slide it between the wheels and tighten them by pushing them against it. If the wheels are too close together you can ease the B2B gauge between them to get the right measurement.

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Re: 2-6-4 Hesitation on points
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2017, 05:29:08 pm »
This sounds as if the back to backs on the wheels are out
Wot I said yeasterday... ... ...  ;)
Possibly an axle out of gauge (most likely the leading driver)

If you happen to have a pair of digital calipers I imagine they would serve as a back-to-back gauge, no?
Calipers work fine. I even used the original non digital calipers, once I'd remembered how to use them...
Calipers can substitute but a proper B2B gauge is preferred because you are measuring the whole of the wheel at once not a single point as calipers tend to do. It's quicker and ensures the wheels are parallel.

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Re: 2-6-4 Hesitation on points
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2017, 12:23:20 am »
Must check the gauge out but yes I do have digital calipers. Just checking - as near as one can - with a rule - looks ok but.....
The loco is definitely hitting the frog too hard and especially on facing points. I notice though that I do have quite lot of lateral play when the loco is placed on a straight - know you need some but I can move it about quite lot - maybe the main wheels or one set are under- gauge - might explain the curve problem - one set being almost off, hence not conduction properly.

 

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