TT Scale Models Library Q&A

Re: TT Scale Models Library Q&A

Postby areibel » Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:58 pm

I guess I forgot a few of your points! Sorry, I get a little carried away when it comes to TT.
The Scale Rail is one of the nicest TT locos, and they run nice. They're not as good as a new HO steamer, but I think I'm going to try and upgrade one with a can motor. I think it should make a big difference, some old small motors weren't up to the task.
The HP locos can be a little difficult. A lot of them have a "lope" when they roll down the rails they kind of rock back and forth. It's not too objectionable, I've seen real locomotives look like that on bad track! But there are a couple things that can help. Make sure the drivers are quartered properly, if one is off it will make a bind in the mechanism that can drive you crazy. And they're prone to shorting and stalling, especially the ones with the valve gear. The drivers are insulated at the axle, not the rim and one of the main rods is insulated. It can be a headache if the loco will start and run a short distance then stall, I've started shutting off the lights once the loco is on my test loop. You can start it running and watch for small sparks, that helps isolate the problem. And the DC 60 likes to run fast. I'd like to try a can motor but I need to find a gearbox of some sort to change the drive angle.
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Re: TT Scale Models Library Q&A

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:42 pm

An easier change to make the DC-60 run slower is to place a resistor in line with the lead running from the tender chassis to the motor brush leads. This will reduce the amount of current that flows through the motor, and hence, slow it down.
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Re: TT Scale Models Library Q&A

Postby areibel » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:03 pm

A resistor will drop the current to the motor, but you could just turn down the transformer and do the same. You'll lose pulling power. If I can find the right can motor/ gear box combo it will maintain or maybe increase the pulling power.
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Re: TT Scale Models Library Q&A

Postby CSD » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:44 am

areibel wrote:I guess I forgot a few of your points! Sorry, I get a little carried away when it comes to TT...


I completely understand. Thanks for the information.
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Re: TT Scale Models Library Q&A

Postby CSD » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:03 pm

ConducTTor, that Kof II is great! Where were you able to buy it?
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Re: TT Scale Models Library Q&A

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:44 pm

I scoured German Ebay for several months....

However, as far as I know Arnold will be re releasing it and in other paint jobs as well. Take a look here and remember - no VAT tax for US / Canadian address: https://www.modellbahnwelt24.de/TT-23
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Re: TT Scale Models Library Q&A

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:12 pm

In reference to Peresvet TEP10

TTQuebec wrote:My only experience with Peresvet is their arch bar truck, of which I have two pairs and find them quite nice relative to what else is available, though not quite up to most modern standards.

I wonder though if you'd be able and willing to post close-up pictures of the trucks, and perhaps some numbers like axle spacing and such? If nothing else, it could be something to hack...


Axle spacing can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=177
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Re: TT Scale Models Library Q&A

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:16 pm

In reference to Tillig CityBahn (CityRail) passenger set model 01555

TTQuebec wrote:This will show how truly out of touch I've become with European TT despite my continuing presence on the German board, but is there an appropriate 218 for the pax cars?


There is and I'll post it when I get a chance:

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And it's actually in stock here: http://www.eurotrainhobby.com/product_i ... ts_id/7746
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Re: TT Scale Models Library Q&A

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:12 pm

It's been brought to my attention that as time goes on and more models are added this thread may become a mess to sort through when looking for info on a specific model. So, I'm locking it and putting separate Q & A threads under each manufacturer.
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