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Author Topic: DCC Concepts DCM-RRA6 Rolling Road  (Read 7008 times)

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Offline PaulCheffus

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Re: DCC Concepts DCM-RRA6 Rolling Road
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2013, 02:02:29 PM »
Excuse my ignorance, but what's the difference between the active and passive sets?

Hi

The active set have roller bearings the passive set just turned metal supports for the wheels.

You only need the passive set if you are wanting to use it with a locomotive that needs more than six supports like a large steam pacific. I only have the active set and it is fine for all diesels.

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Re: DCC Concepts DCM-RRA6 Rolling Road
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2013, 02:07:18 PM »
Ok the passives are supports only.

Thanks for that.

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Re: DCC Concepts DCM-RRA6 Rolling Road
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2013, 02:24:07 PM »
Might get one of these from TINGS.  :hmmm:
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Re: DCC Concepts DCM-RRA6 Rolling Road
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2013, 02:42:34 PM »
Hi Scottystitch

Welcome  to the forum  ;)

The difference  is the  passive set doesnt contain  roller bearings to keep the cost down  read more in depth in the link   below   ;)

http://www.dccconcepts.com/index_files/DCCconceptsRollingRoads.htm


This has been a really handy thread as I'm planning to purchase one of these at TINGS.

Excuse my ignorance, but what's the difference between the active and passive sets?


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Re: DCC Concepts DCM-RRA6 Rolling Road
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2019, 12:17:20 AM »
Someone today was telling me that these units don't like being swapped back and forth between 16.5mm gauge and 9mm gauge despite being designed for either.
It seems like you have to choose which gauge you want it for and stick with that. I do have some OO stuff so I'm now wondering if this set is what I really need; please can anyone advise me of their experience with this?
How ironic that I choose N gauge after I start using reading glasses.

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Re: DCC Concepts DCM-RRA6 Rolling Road
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2019, 07:23:29 AM »
Hi

If you constantly swap between gauges 2 things will happen eventually, 1 you will strip the thread out of the plastic bit and 2 you will lose one of the tiny screws.

Just a nitpick but it will happen

Also I find I don't always get a good electrical contact through the bearings

Other than that they work.
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Re: DCC Concepts DCM-RRA6 Rolling Road
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2019, 12:02:26 PM »
Hi

If you constantly swap between gauges 2 things will happen eventually, 1 you will strip the thread out of the plastic bit and 2 you will lose one of the tiny screws.

Just a nitpick but it will happen

Also I find I don't always get a good electrical contact through the bearings

Other than that they work.
Thank you @Paul-H .
How ironic that I choose N gauge after I start using reading glasses.

 

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