MOC: Green & Black 4-6-0 Steam Train
Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:42 PM
This train is based around the normal PF train motor but coupled to the large drivers. I have had trouble getting it around curves and over points/switches, but having rearranged the wheels so that the front two pairs of the larger wheels are the drivers it does much better. Still it slows a lot on standard curves though.
Following my other recent thread though discussing how other's drive their steam trains I am thinking about placing the motor in a rebuilt tender though as this already contains the battery and IR Unit. It should not be too hard to do and may enable me to get the engines wheels a little closer together which will hopefully enable it to run through curves better. The trouble is that I do not really want them cramped up like in the EN build as I do not think this looks realistic. Also they are the same distance apart as the wheels on the red steam engine (This uses 4-4-0 set up but still has the same number and same spaced large drivers but uses the 4.5V motor.) and that goes through them fine so I'm not sure what the issue is? It goes through fine when being pushed by hand, it is just when powered. I am hoping that a new powered tender may help solve the issue.
I am uncertain as to whether to try leaving a motor in the engine itself as well as having one on the tender. The wheels will be different sizes though so I am thinking that may be an issue as they will therefore be going at different speeds I assume?
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:05 PM
I just purchased the new PF train motor and I was thinking of adding drivers to it as well.
Any plans on adding some coaches for it?
Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:46 PM
Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:35 AM
The tender has been rebuilt as a powered one whereas the loco is now free running. It goes an awful lot better. Sometimes getting skidding on sharp points and curves but no derailments. This seems to be a case of traction rather than a lack of power though. Maybe some better tires would sort it out?
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