oh my baby – Lok-N-Roll 0-6-0 Switcher

oh my baby – Lok-N-Roll 0-6-0 Switcher

Postby Bigsix2102 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:48 pm

Here we have the Lok-N-Roll (Sylvie & Mike) 0-6-0.

I am a long time lurker, and feel I should give you a little background
my partner in this project is victor.
We have a lot of practice in re-working n-scale steam and put those skills to use on this loco
we hope you will enjoy reading this post and what is on the vid,
I happen to like South Korean trot/rock music and the song is sung by Jang Yoon Jeong
I do not know the title, I can't read Korean.

the loco has KD 714 coupler on the tender and a n-scale mchenry in a 1015 box
the tender has all wheel pickups
the tender wheels are I believe, made by Fox Valley
The axles were cut in half and assembled into muffs we made
Has tiny white LEDs in both lamps with direction
the motor armature was replaced with a bachmann 5 pole armature from a
f-unit in the plus series.
There is a small flywheel.

Please study the photos and I will try to answer questions

on to the details.
Of the things we did , the pick-ups are the most important for performance.
We added We added about a ½ oz of weight as we know more is better.
The pickups are made of phosphorus bronze.
There are side frames that ride on the axles and springs pressing the sideframes down.
The springs in the tender floor were sanded to allow the tender to settle to the correct ride height.

TCS supplied the tender to engine disconnect.

The LEDS were connected to 36 gauge magnet wire.
The wires are attached to pc boards so that the shells can be removed for servicing the loco.
The PC boards have disconnects and the resistors totaling 680 Ohms.
The LEDs are osrams with built in reverse bias protection diodes I recall 0402.

the motor work is pretty straight forward, if you have done such work.
It is a parts swap out and adding a few spacer/washers to keep the commutator under the brushes.
A word of warning about this motor, do not solder to the brush barrels. Even a little heat
will cause them to loosen and fall out.
:-D use kapton tape to make sure they stay in after that mistake

so that is it, add extra pickups, to get reliable running and the motor and flywheel
to get smoother running and lamps to light the front & rear of the model. Enjoy TT-Scalers-say something nice about the N-Scale Steam guys-Bob & Vic. (Do you hear me Alex?)

The video & pictures are in the next post.
Bob
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Re: oh my baby – Lok-N-Roll 0-6-0 Switcher

Postby Bigsix2102 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:00 pm

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tender electrical pick-up parts

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Re: oh my baby – Lok-N-Roll 0-6-0 Switcher

Postby Bigsix2102 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:02 pm

My attempts to add a video & images are not working. Can someone help me out?
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Re: oh my baby – Lok-N-Roll 0-6-0 Switcher

Postby areibel » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:36 pm

I can't help with the video problem, but I will compliment your work! Very nice!
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Re: oh my baby – Lok-N-Roll 0-6-0 Switcher

Postby Bernd » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:06 am

Bigsix2102,

They must have done some improvements to the kit. I had bought one and was quite disappointed.

Here's my review of the kit. https://www.ttnut.com/lok-n-roll-0-6-0-switcher-kit-t2729.html

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Re: oh my baby – Lok-N-Roll 0-6-0 Switcher

Postby Bigsix2102 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:29 am

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I have more pictures to be posted this week stay tuned! bigsix2102
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Re: oh my baby – Lok-N-Roll 0-6-0 Switcher

Postby Bigsix2102 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:24 pm

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Parts for the electrical pick-up for one tender truck.
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Re: oh my baby – Lok-N-Roll 0-6-0 Switcher

Postby Bigsix2102 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:40 pm

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Re: oh my baby – Lok-N-Roll 0-6-0 Switcher

Postby Bigsix2102 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:07 pm

I hope the above images will give you a better idea of the build-by-build process we used to do this project. I will do my best to try to answer any questions you may have. Give me about a week or two, & I will be back on the forum. Perhaps, next year we will try our hand on adding all-wheel pick-up to an old HP Steamer. We do not want to work with the old brass tender trucks. We would like to work with Delrin or ABS Plastic. Does any one have any suggestions, particularly for a 6 wheel tender pick-up truck? I recall someone on this forum, printed up freight car trucks on Shapeways; but I do not know if that material he used is robust enough. Give me your suggestions & I will see what we can do for the future. Enjoy TT-Scalers! Bob.
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Re: oh my baby – Lok-N-Roll 0-6-0 Switcher

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:02 pm

Out of curiosity, how is this project going, and how well does the engine run?
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