!!

Not Registered?

Welcome!  Please register to view all of the new posts and forum boards - some of which are hidden to guests.  After registering and gaining 10 posts you will be able to sell and buy items on our N'porium.

If you have any problems registering, then please check your spam filter before emailing us.  Hotmail users seem to find their emails in the Junk folder.


Thanks for reading,
The NGF Staff.

Author Topic: Rocking Dapol Oliver Cromwell  (Read 1226 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online doug22150

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 145
  • Country: gb
    • Awards
Rocking Dapol Oliver Cromwell
« on: October 18, 2016, 07:44:48 PM »
Purchased a DCC fitted Oliver Cromwell a few days ago and have been running it in.  Slow running is very impressive "out of the box" but at moderate speed there is a grating sound which reduces on curves (my minimum radius is 300mm).  I've removed the base plate and the gear train seem well lubricated with some sort of grease.  There is also a quite prominent wobble at any speed.  With every revolution of the driving wheels the loco rocks to one side and dips at the front.  Is this likely to be related to the traction tyres on the rear wheels? 

Offline Elvinley

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1125
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • YouTube
    • Elvinley YouTube
    • Awards
Re: Rocking Dapol Oliver Cromwell
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 08:13:14 PM »
Definitely send it back!

Online doug22150

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 145
  • Country: gb
    • Awards
Re: Rocking Dapol Oliver Cromwell
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 08:46:28 PM »
Seems a shame as it's such a good looking loco. and runs well at slow speed but I think you're right!

Online Newportnobby

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+98)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • N Gauge Society Number: 21962
  • Posts: 33658
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Rocking Dapol Oliver Cromwell
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2016, 10:13:35 PM »
Definitely send it back!

Wot he said.

Offline Elvinley

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1125
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • YouTube
    • Elvinley YouTube
    • Awards
Re: Rocking Dapol Oliver Cromwell
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2016, 11:09:39 PM »
Yes that isn't something you can easily cure. If you get a good one there is no wobble at all and eventually it will run very quietly. Dapol will sort out a decent one if you contact them directly.

Online doug22150

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 145
  • Country: gb
    • Awards
Re: Rocking Dapol Oliver Cromwell
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2016, 12:15:11 AM »
Thanks again. Good to have your reassurance that wobbling isn't normal and that the loco. will quieten over time.

Offline Hailstone

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 17138
  • Posts: 1183
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Rocking Dapol Oliver Cromwell
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2016, 11:38:20 AM »
have you tried replacing the traction tyres? I have cured a Britannia and an A3 by doing this

Regards,

Alex

Online doug22150

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 145
  • Country: gb
    • Awards
Re: Rocking Dapol Oliver Cromwell
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2016, 12:16:57 PM »
Alex. Thanks, yes I did change the tyre on the right hand side (the side that rises and falls when running) but, if anything, it seems to have made the wobbling worse! I did notice, though, that the replacement traction tyres were not uniformly thick). Interestingly, I spoke to Hattons today and they said this the wobbling was a "known problem". Loco. is now packaged up for return/replacement.

 

Please Support Us!
March Goal: £60.00
Due Date: Mar 31
Total Receipts: £105.55
Above Goal: £45.55
Site Currency: GBP
176% 
March Donations


Advertise Here
anything
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal