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by grahame
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: The Scale of T Scale
Replies: 1
Views: 2614

The Scale of T Scale

I never cease to wonder at the size of T scale trains. I just bought an OO/HO Lima 125 set. Here is an OO/HO Virgin Intercity 125, 2 N scale Intercity 125s and a T scale Intercity 125 http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/grahament/Mobile%20Uploads/5A097900-8F65-4600-B2FE-EB4976854D72_zpsmdogujyi....
by grahame
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: T Gauge chassis maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 10035

Re: T Gauge chassis maintenance

Exactly right sir..I mentioned and highlighted this critical point in the top post.
by grahame
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: T Gauge chassis maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 10035

Re: T Gauge chassis maintenance

Dirt and grot collects on the outter faces of the wheels as shown here:

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by grahame
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Standard HST Running Protocol
Replies: 2
Views: 3424

Standard HST Running Protocol

For us mere mortals who run their T Gauge trains every now and then as time permits, I have come to the following running protocol to get my 9 car HST set running well: 1. Run each power car and buffet car separately for about 10 mins, after applying Condutalube to the wheel pickups (previous post) ...
by grahame
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: T Gauge chassis maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 10035

Re: T Gauge chassis maintenance

I agree 100%..I too have seen lumps of compacted fibers..otherwise known as "crap" in exactly that place. Removing the wheels is the best solution..
by grahame
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: T Gauge chassis maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 10035

T Gauge chassis maintenance

I have extolled the virtues of this product before, Atlas Conductalube. I'm sure it is the same stuff that is in the Energizer pens. http://www.advantagehobby.com/162727/ATL192/192-Conducta-Lube-Cleaner/?gclid=CjwKEAiAi-_FBRCZyPm_14CjoyASJAClUigO-UCBep3qOIpsLVBUHjpjmGNzu2TC2pZufK5HpZHuTRoCf83w_wcB I...
by grahame
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Motorised Chasses..are we looking at design improvements?
Replies: 2
Views: 3429

Motorised Chasses..are we looking at design improvements?

I have essentially purchased motorized chasses 4 times and have noticed a trend. I wonder if this is a coincidence, bad luck or the result of improvements made to the design. Through all this Alan at T Gauge has been so helpful..thanks again. I have only ever used the correct T Gauge power supply at...
by grahame
Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Replacement Light Pack
Replies: 5
Views: 6727

Re: Replacement Light Pack

Light assembly failure confirmed by applying power directly to the two connectors and NO LIGHTS...here are two better photos: http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/grahament/light%20assembly%20a_zpsugepeqxw.jpg http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/grahament/light%20assembly%20b_zpswdomqzth.jpg
by grahame
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Replacement Light Pack
Replies: 5
Views: 6727

Re: Replacement Light Pack

Yes Alan...I apologise for writing in American rather than English..been here too long. I do mean the LEDs have failed. I will try direct connection to power to confirm. "Duff" Motor is on its way back. Will run only if the gear wheel is flicked first.
by grahame
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Replacement Light Pack
Replies: 5
Views: 6727

Replacement Light Pack

Started a new thread since I did not properly explain myself I think. Can anyone tell me where I can get a replacement HST 125 Power Car light pack..mine has gone out:

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by grahame
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Light board for HST 125 Power Car
Replies: 1
Views: 2432

Light board for HST 125 Power Car

Today I replaced my second motor in my other HST 125 Powercar, easier the second time. I am a big fan of a) hook one end of gold spring on bogie using forceps then b) grab the other end with a needle and let it slide off onto the bus bar hook: http://www.talkingtgauge.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=363&p=...
by grahame
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Intercity 125 Motor Longevity
Replies: 3
Views: 4606

Re: Intercity 125 Motor Longevity

Mine are used rather sporadically and can go for quite a while unused. I wonder if this is a contributing factor. The first replacement is fine. This is certainly the other power car from the original set. The powered buffet car and two other locos are still fine.
by grahame
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Intercity 125 Motor Longevity
Replies: 3
Views: 4606

Intercity 125 Motor Longevity

A while ago I suffered the loss of a motor in my Intercity 125 set. Here are details on how to make the replacement. You have to cut the plastic welds (new razor blade works well) on one end of the upper bus bars. http://www.talkingtgauge.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=121&p=589&hilit=grahame#p589 Yesterd...
by grahame
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: T Scale EMD FP7 with goods wagons
Replies: 2
Views: 2484

Re: T Scale EMD FP7 with goods wagons

No problem there Neil. The FP7 is still a pretty tight fit but I was able to get it in. Here's the problem..if you get the motorised chassis wedged in there and it will not go all the way you have to pull it out. Since you can only pull the bottom half of the chassis, and since the top half is stuck...
by grahame
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: T Scale EMD FP7 with goods wagons
Replies: 2
Views: 2484

T Scale EMD FP7 with goods wagons

After the ill fated F7 project, the FP7 body does fit the 16M chassis..just..it's a bit of a tight fit but does go in. Here is the finished FP7 again in Norfolk and Western livery with two limestone goods wagons. Thanks again to Alan at TGauge.com for sending parts to reassemble the chassis. http://...
by grahame
Thu May 21, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery
Replies: 17
Views: 21825

Re: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery

Rebuilt 16M chassis runs just fine by jumping the bus bars straight on to the tracks. So all I need is the springs and I am back in the game. Shapeways gave me a store credit (nice of them) so now I will order the FP7 and go again with the same design: https://www.shapeways.com/product/SP8UXQDJB/emd...
by grahame
Wed May 20, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery
Replies: 17
Views: 21825

Re: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery

"Don't be disheartened though! Best of luck!" Thanks, oh don't worry I am not. My T scale British Class 42 Warship with 4 cream and crimson coaches is running beautifully as I type. That was a big success. I carefully cut the pastic welds on the 16M chassis and took it all apart. Evrything looks OK ...
by grahame
Wed May 20, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery
Replies: 17
Views: 21825

Re: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery

martink wrote:It could very well be an unpowered unit, needing the usual boxcar or passenger coach.
Is there a coach chassis smaller than 16M..I could not see one on TGauge.com???
by grahame
Wed May 20, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery
Replies: 17
Views: 21825

Re: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery

If I can repair/reassemble the motorised chassis..... (should be possible if motor is still OK, I did a replacement previously and it is a pretty simple design..does require cutting the plastic welds however: http://www.talkingtgauge.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=121 ..I will attempt to repeat this proce...