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Offline lil chris

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1560 on: December 04, 2017, 12:12:50 am »
Had a play around with some of my locos on the test track.I have managed to tune a 2mt with a Lenz silver mini a bit better but the best result by far is my 4MT 80119 (soon to be renumbered) with its CT decoder.
https://youtu.be/ZHxDKLjeiQ0
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1561 on: December 04, 2017, 12:17:28 am »
That's nice and smooth, Chris. Lovely!  :thumbsup:
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1562 on: December 04, 2017, 01:20:28 pm »
Looking good Chris
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1563 on: December 05, 2017, 11:45:28 pm »
Tonight, nearly all of it, I have been fine tuning the Union Mills, having a good test track has helped. I am pretty happy with the running now, very slight jerking but it is so much better and now runs so slow.I might try a speed curve tomorrow instead of just the std 3 point one.
https://youtu.be/g9_88AiBwIE
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1564 on: December 06, 2017, 05:42:58 pm »
Possibly when it has had more running the jerkiness will disappear but there doesn't appear to be much. Nice looking loco. I could be tempted!
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1565 on: December 06, 2017, 06:13:47 pm »
Thanks mito, I am planning on detailing this model and renumbering too.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1566 on: December 08, 2017, 10:30:06 am »
Well I have been reading up on the d & g couplers,I have several types of wire I can use for the loops. Last night I blackened the etch and the plan is try making some this weekend. I still need to make the jig for setting them up to get the height consistent,been trawling the forums for ideas. I also plan to make some that fit into the nem socket, once I figure how to pull one apart.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1567 on: December 09, 2017, 11:10:46 pm »
I managed to make my first D & G coupling tonight,a little fiddly to say the least but hopefully they will get easier has I make more of them.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1568 on: Yesterday at 06:33:57 am »
Well done!  I don't think I could manage that.  I think I'll go for the Dapol magnetic couplings.
With kind regards
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1569 on: Yesterday at 06:42:28 pm »
Hi Chris. Good to see you have broken you DG coupling cherry. Wish I could say they get easier, but, if they did then everyone would use them.  ::)
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1570 on: Yesterday at 10:39:17 pm »
This is my first attempt at making a jig, not got the measurements quite right yet still playing round with bits of plastic/styrene, but you can get the idea. I will make a cut away on the 5.5mm end so I can get under the wagons/stock  easier, to measure packing that may be needed.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1571 on: Yesterday at 11:38:11 pm »
V2 of my D & G jig, I might cut a bit more away for easier access under the stock.
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