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Layouts And Layout Construction And Design / Re: More work on the layout
« on: January 08, 2015, 12:30:10 AM »
Quick question. Im interested if your using any No.4 Turnouts on your layout and if the C19 handles them ok with a short train?

Layouts And Layout Construction And Design / Re: More work on the layout
« on: January 08, 2015, 12:27:32 AM »
Just spending some time catching up on the forum. Been a while since i have been around. Love the layout pics.

HOn3 General Discussion Forum / Re: PSC D&RGW fishbelly bulkhead flat
« on: January 08, 2015, 12:25:39 AM »
FAntastic looking build. Im about to start 2 PSC Gramps Tank Cars. Going to be the first of my PSC kits

HOn3 General Discussion Forum / Re: Blackstone Track
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:02:06 PM »
Thanks guys. Im hanging out for the turnouts. Bu i do need a test loop since i have a bunch of motor projects under way that will need running in.

Im not sure if there is module groups over your side of the world but some time ago there were a bunch of Australian n scale modellers doing table top modules using the Kato stuff. Was really cool to see them turn up and set up a buch of trestle tables and connect all these mini modules together.

HOn3 General Discussion Forum / Re: So I caved in and got a C-19
« on: September 18, 2014, 07:58:46 PM »
My C-19 turned up yesterday. What a surprise when it had a sound decoder in it. I wasn't expecting that for some reason :-)

HOn3 General Discussion Forum / Blackstone Track
« on: September 16, 2014, 11:58:44 PM »
Anyone tested the blackstone track?

Wondering if its worth ordering a loop to use as a test track i can set up on the dinning table from time to time.

Also any idea if they are producing points in the future. I seem to remember they were going to but not sure if it has eventuated. it would be a great system for module construction.

HOn3 General Discussion Forum / Re: Re Motoring Hon3
« on: September 16, 2014, 11:55:58 PM »
Ive found the same problem with the NMRA gauge. To get one to Australia the postage is 3 times the actual gauge. I guess it could be checked with a caliper set.

Anyway ive bit the bullet and will let you know how i go with this. I ordered some NWSl stuff and also a motor from Hollywood foundary in Australia.

The list goes like this for the moment.
36-1 Idler Gearbox kit, 2.4mm axle (i hope its the right one! and not a 3mm)
1.5mm LH Wormshaft Conversion for 0.3mod gearbox - Converts the input shaft above to a 1.5mm shaft
1.5mm universal set
NWSL Puller
NWSL Quarterer

Then from Hollywood Foundry.
Mashiama 1220 motor with a press fit 10mm flywheel.

Cost for parts (no tools) is $80

With any luck ill be able to install this gearbox and motor combination and quarter the wheels. following that getting some decent electrical pick up and ill be on the way to a nice runner.

Fingers crossed. Iwill keep you up to date and take pics of the install for you.

HOn3 General Discussion Forum / Re: Re Motoring Hon3
« on: September 11, 2014, 08:28:05 PM »
That is excellent news. I wish i didn't start the re-motoring on mine when it turned up 2 years ago. I probably could have got away with what you have done.

I hadn't thought about de-buring the bores in the side rods. Another thing to add to my check list.

Maybe you should write up a post on here about tuning the T-12 to improve its running to be satisfactory.

HOn3 General Discussion Forum / Re: Re Motoring Hon3
« on: September 10, 2014, 07:53:07 PM »
Yeah i don't think you would recognise mine now. Its in many more pieces. I've noticed that the frame is twisted also. Rather annoying as is must have been done at some point in its life. Anyway im learning a lot.

Do you have extra pick ups on the tender?
I was asking some questions over on Railroad-line forums about some connectors and was provided this link to improving electrical pick up. I like the idea of replacing the bottom plate with a PCB to gain pick up from both sides of the engine.

Layouts And Layout Construction And Design / Re: Layout design Help Needed
« on: September 09, 2014, 09:07:49 PM »
It might not be much more then a switching puzzel but its large enough to run some trains and also not be overwhelemed by the amount of scenery required to complete it.
I do like the idea of having freemo modules to alloow future expansion. Its a shame i dont really have any hon3 modelers i know of to do opporating sessions.
Looking forward to seeing it start and progress.

HOn3 General Discussion Forum / Re: Class A climax T Boiler Rebuilds
« on: September 09, 2014, 07:46:45 PM »
Spent an hour working on it lastnight. The origional gearbox is made up of a number of spur gears on 2 shafts and a drive gear that rests on top.

I believe the transfer gearbox will fit so i will order one later this week. The Mashiama 1020 and 1015 motor fit inside the T boiler no problem and may be able to squeeze on a fly wheel as it will benifit greatly from it. Anyway back to the bench and thinking about this conversion.

HOn3 General Discussion Forum / Re: Re Motoring Hon3
« on: September 09, 2014, 07:34:46 PM »
Ulrich, Didnt get a chance to watch the short video on a computer just my phone.

I spent hours working on my T-12 lastnight and think im getting somewhere.
You mentioned above you need a new gearbox. I think you may be able to get away with replacing the the ideler gear with NWSL T-12 ideler. Its the same as the loco docs one. It made a difference to the running and binding as mentioned in loco doc page. The axle is to deep in the frame and changing the ideler gear stops the teater totter action. Thgat might be enough to improve your running.

Do you hvae the origional open frame motor in yours?

I also spent some time working on the side rods. Removed them all and in the past ive been told to clean up the back of them to stop some binding. Just used 1200 grit wet and dry sandpaper on my workbench and layed them flat and just tidy up the back (it takes the chrome off but being on the rear doesnt matter).

That might give you some help.

I cut the motor mount away a long time back as i wanted to install a new can motor. Ive got the details down in the diary but forgot to measure the worm drive outside diameter to order from NWSL. Im thinking of using a Mashiama 1220 with a fly wheel and mounting a worm drive directly on the shaft rather then a dogbone drive.

Also i noted that the drive wheels seem to be out of quater a little. I dont have the tool to fix this but plan on getting it next order from NWSL.

Check the wheel gauge also as that was mentioned a lot in that loco doc page.

Ill keep you up to date and get some photos when i get the new motor.

HOn3 General Discussion Forum / Re: Class A climax T Boiler Rebuilds
« on: September 09, 2014, 12:44:16 AM »
Digging up an old thread hear as i have been going through some old boxes and came across the box for these little locos.
I'm looking into making them run better. The have a bog open brass gearbox thats sooooo noisy and i cant seem to get it to run nicely. I manage to replace the old motor a while ago with a mashiama 1020 motor that fit inside without much trouble.

Now i want to re think the whole lot. Im wondering if the mashiama can be replace with NWSL 10,12,15mm can motor. I may be able to squeeze a fly wheel onto it.

Then following this connect it to a NSWL transfer gearbox using a universal joint or plastic tube and then new universal connections to the trucks.

Its going to be a trial and error to give it a go but i can keep my fingers crossed that i may end up with a reasonable runner out of these old harsh running locos that are relatively cheap on the brass market.

Fingers Crossed and Crossed again.

HOn3 General Discussion Forum / So I caved in and got a C-19
« on: September 05, 2014, 02:07:45 AM »
Ive had a nice westisde brass C-19 for a few years. An exceptional detailed loco but the motor was no good when i got it and ive never been able to revive its running ability.

So ive recently been selling so on30 stuff and i caved in this afternoon and bought myself a new Blackstone C-19 un lettered. I figure with all the frustration ive been going through to get the other one in operation i should save myself the stress and ejoy the hobby and just buy one.

Now to wait by the post box untill it turn up :-)

Layouts And Layout Construction And Design / Re: Layout design Help Needed
« on: September 04, 2014, 07:35:03 PM »
No Problem. I think layout design no matter how much you know or what era, railraod you model is always going to be complicated. Im going through that at the moment designing some logging modules but im moving late next year so want to be careful that they can be used down the track.

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