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Author Topic: Dapol 9F Pony Truck  (Read 1693 times)

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Dapol 9F Pony Truck
« on: July 09, 2016, 05:03:56 PM »
 :hellosign: Some time ago I had a problem with the Dapol 9F`s derailing on the toe of points. The replacement pony truck and spring wire did not cure the problem. I bought some GF couplings with springs, and used the spring to keep the pony truck from derailing. If you own a 9F from the first batch that was produced then this little fix might be what is needed. Using the original pony truck, cut the spring down by about a quarter of it`s size and spot glue into place just inside the buffer beam in line with the screw which holds the body to the chassis ,then add a little glue to the pony truck and fit back into position making sure that the spring is upright . The pony truck retaining screw acts as a pressure adjuster for the spring, I found that it does not need to be too tight. The things that I learnt :- This system does not work with the replacement pony truck because the original truck has a raised lip on the inside.2- The spring has to be glued and not use blu tack. 3- The spring has to be cut or you get the truck hanging down too far. 4- The spring could do with painting or "dirting" up. Conclusion- My 5 9F`s run through points much better and the pony truck looks more controlled when coming off a curve . I tried other methods but this one gave me the best results, not perfect, but with a little adjustment of the screw good running can be had. I haven`t seen this used before, but I can`t be the only one to have tried this?.  :thankyousign:         
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Re: Dapol 9F Pony Truck
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2016, 09:47:36 PM »
any chance of a piCture ?
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Re: Dapol 9F Pony Truck
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2016, 08:32:19 AM »
 :hellosign: I always struggle to put a decent picture on this forum. The spring is well hidden , but if you look carefully you can just see it. I will have ago taking a picture later and see if it`s good enough. I ran my 9F`s for sometime over the points and I have to say it`s a big improvement. When I used the re-railer the loco ran straight on to the track, normally the pony truck would tilt to one side. So while not perfect, I am well pleased my 9F`s can be used without too much worry.  :thankyousign:   
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Re: Dapol 9F Pony Truck
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2016, 09:47:41 AM »
 :hellosign: Does this work?

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Re: Dapol 9F Pony Truck
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2016, 09:50:10 AM »
 :hellosign: again I have uploaded a picture ,I wasn`t sure if it worked . You can just make out the spring .
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Re: Dapol 9F Pony Truck
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2016, 09:53:54 AM »
I can see it Tonye, might have been better out of the box.

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Re: Dapol 9F Pony Truck
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2016, 10:03:43 AM »
Yes your right , but trying to upload the pictures is a bit of a struggle , Is this better?

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Re: Dapol 9F Pony Truck
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2016, 10:05:56 AM »
 :sorrysign: I`ll try again,

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Re: Dapol 9F Pony Truck
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2016, 04:12:40 PM »
 :hellosign: I ran my 9F with it`s new spring in the pony truck at a exhibition in Corby all day, and not once did it foul the points- RESULT!!!.  :thankyousign:

 

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