Not much joy in this. Mostly stubborn effort. I just want a N. American steam locomotive to run at train shows.ConducTTor wrote:the joy is in the doing.
I did that when trying to eliminate the possible short circuit. I painted the boiler near the brush holders and painted parts of the brush holders, too. I used nail polish before to insulate the tender weights in a couple of Roco TT locomotives which had very very tight accommodations for decoders. I also used nail polish years ago as acid resist for making simple traces on printed circuit boards.areibel wrote:Another hint I just thought of is to paint the inside of the boiler with clear nail polish or line it with black electrical tape.
Actually, electrical insulation was pretty well arranged by HP Products. If the locos were plagued by short circuits would they have sold at all? I figured if it ran okay on DC it should run on DCC, which led me to swap decoders.
And thanks for the encouraging comments.
- Terry C