Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Rebirthing of 4720

From Dummy to DCC motor control.I wanted to have a 47class for my layout and I bought a Dummy 47, of a fellow modeller.Luckly I had bought a couple of sets of spare 44class bogies for a 43class project. I wanted a powered 47 so I removed the body off the 47 removed one bogie and inspected what had been removed from the bogie by Toms. On closer inspection the transverse gear was missing ,easy remove the pin and gear ease the side screws and flick the gear out of the 44 bogie and place them in the 47class bogie. Hunted up a motor and two drive shafts, reassemble ,got a decoder from my decoder box and soldered pickup wires from where they were unsoldered by Toms and soldered the decoder in, place loco on my program track and tested..All good,glued in the motor with silastic.Put the loco together and run on my layout.It was abit noisey so I let it run for an hour on a set of rollers.Works OK, now to remove body again and install lighting and weather heavily.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Its Been a long time between posts for me

A brief description of what been happening to the layout

1.After christmas day passed I decided to get stuck into the layout .It have built modules around the walls of the garage as well as a peninsula (well its a fish tank stand) out and back in that allows a drop of 75 mm without a helix. I will post the completed track plan in another post.

2.Spent a weekend away in the Hunter Valley to see Rod Stewart, I asked my wife if she would mind calling into Awaba ,Fassifern and Toronto so I could take some pictures of the infrastructure that was still left. I had to compromise and buy her lunch at Toronto,no worries.Things have changed quite a bit since the 60s.

3.I finally received my windows from Grandtline in the US.

4.The layout has gone radio I use NCE with a Sb3a.

5.Had a layout run afternoon with a club im in with some very positive feedback.

6.Added more storage yards and loops which it lacks considerbly

7.And finally added a run around loop so I can now start a train from Newstan coliery run through Fassifern wrong road crossover and down hill into the back platform road of Awaba around the new loop into Wangi and then runs around and joins the main line south of Awaba for the long climb back up to Fassifern and back into Newstan Branch and loading bins. Just need to finish automating the points .

Im very happy with the outcome sofar.I will post some pics soon