A sprung Class 24 or an exercise in ignorance and persistence...

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John Donnelly
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Re: A sprung Class 24 or an exercise in ignorance and persistence...

Postby John Donnelly » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:11 pm

Well I'm delighted to say that, having temporarily wired up the first of the bogies, the loco has had it's first live run on some track :thumb

John

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Re: A sprung Class 24 or an exercise in ignorance and persistence...

Postby John Donnelly » Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:33 pm

A short video of the 24s first run with the new bogies, just the left hand bogie is powered at the moment. It sounds a bit 'clicky' at the minute but has had no lubrication or any running in yet.

https://youtu.be/EPEkCyBANVI

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Re: A sprung Class 24 or an exercise in ignorance and persistence...

Postby ianpenberth » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:06 pm

Looking good, John

John Donnelly wrote:It sounds a bit 'clicky' at the minute


Have you trimmed the pivot screw to length? You wouldn't be the first to have missed that instruction ;)

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Re: A sprung Class 24 or an exercise in ignorance and persistence...

Postby John Donnelly » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:11 pm

ianpenberth wrote:
Have you trimmed the pivot screw to length? You wouldn't be the first to have missed that instruction ;)


Oops :cry: :D

So, having sorted that out, I've reverted to the old test of placing some 1mm plasticard on one of the rails and I'm pleased to say that the loco glides over it with none of the other wheels losing contact with the rail head.

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Re: A sprung Class 24 or an exercise in ignorance and persistence...

Postby John Donnelly » Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:45 pm

Nothing to show but I've now got the second bogie finished and wired with none of the tightness of the first bogie. Currently got it running on the rolling road.

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Re: A sprung Class 24 or an exercise in ignorance and persistence...

Postby ianpenberth » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:11 pm

John Donnelly wrote:
ianpenberth wrote:
Have you trimmed the pivot screw to length? You wouldn't be the first to have missed that instruction ;)


Oops :cry: :D

John


So, after the severalth time this happened, I finally got round to looking at the instructions to see if I should make this one more prominent. I searched high and low through the text and yes - it wasn't there at all :oops:

It was added to the Preparing the Locomotive section on 28th Dec, and migrated into the pdf version on 11th Jan ( :oops: again)

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Re: A sprung Class 24 or an exercise in ignorance and persistence...

Postby zebedeesknees » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:24 pm

With regard to soldering nuts to sheet brass, I keep some chemically blackened screws in my BA boxes for the purpose. Solder is most reluctant to adhere to blackened metal, and this saves the sometimes messy result from using grease.

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Re: A sprung Class 24 or an exercise in ignorance and persistence...

Postby John Donnelly » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:35 pm

ianpenberth wrote:
So, after the severalth time this happened, I finally got round to looking at the instructions to see if I should make this one more prominent. I searched high and low through the text and yes - it wasn't there at all :oops:

It was added to the Preparing the Locomotive section on 28th Dec, and migrated into the pdf version on 11th Jan ( :oops: again)

Cheers


Cheers Ian, I feel slightly less stupid now :D

John


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