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Offline greenlaneman

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Dapol class 156
« on: December 04, 2017, 06:08:25 pm »
Bought this as a non-runner off t'Ebay 156484 in Northern livery.
Without destroying it in the attempt, how do I get the body off to have a look at the innards? Was sold as needing a new motor but does try to run.
Also need to check to see if it chipped as my test track is DC only.
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Re: Dapol class 156
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 06:11:20 pm »
You dont without destroying the wiring as its all glued in, you can lift the roof off to take a look at the pcb.

If you need a repair feel free to drop me a pm

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Re: Dapol class 156
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 06:31:38 pm »
If I remember that unit had springs  as pickups from the bogie to the chassis I have stretched Farish coupling springs to replace them for someone quite a while ago and it worked the bogies I think just pull out. so check that first if that doesnt work send it to.Only Me he is an expert he will fix it for you.
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Re: Dapol class 156
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 10:23:50 pm »
Took the roof off, it is DCC ready but has blanking plug. Swivelling corridor connection is a bit of a PTA.
Cleaned wheels and it seems to run better, do bogies pull off so I can check/clean pickups between bogies and bodies?
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Re: Dapol class 156
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 10:31:09 pm »
Bogies just pull out... usually you find the pickup springs have got hot and melted slightls do the llights Work?



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Re: Dapol class 156
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 09:15:35 am »
 :thankyousign: Only Me for that ,I am glad my memory didnt fail me and that my advice was correct.I hope thatgreenlaneman can fix his unit if not I can definitely recomend you to fix it for him .
By the way the lights on my bublecar are still working I have hidden the switch for the High Frequency Track cleaner now so my mates cant turn it on and burn them out again I will only switch it on when Ime on my own and running my very old Farish or Minitrix locos.
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Re: Dapol class 156
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 07:48:47 pm »
Thanks to all for your input. I'll try the bogie removal when puppy sitting the new family member permits.
There is an on/off switch - presumably this controls the lights?
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Re: Dapol class 156
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 04:31:09 pm »
Removed bogies, cleaned grease off the contact pads on the chassis, seems to come directly off the drive worms, tweaked the pickuo springs to slightly increase their length. A runner!
All I need now is a matching dummy coach to make up the set.
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Terry Pratchett

 

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