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by grahame
Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Clean the track as well
Replies: 3
Views: 5134

Clean the track as well

Along with keeping the wheels clean (using that handy dandy tool we got with our T gauge train set) I have found it really pays to clean the track too. The best thing I have found to date is to get a Kleenex tissue or a piece of loo paper, wet it with rubbing alcohol (isopropanol) and wipe both rail...
by grahame
Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Making Trees
Replies: 12
Views: 26326

Re: Making Trees

Thank you for this. I was just thinking today that I need some trees..and I don't want to pay silly prices for them :)
by grahame
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Motor Replacement for T Gauge Inter City 125 Power Car
Replies: 13
Views: 30747

Re: Motor Replacement for T Gauge Inter City 125 Power Car

For those people who have not seen these tiny gold springs here is a photo. On the right is a normal sized paper clip, not one of the big ones..to give an idea of the scale :) http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/grahament/Mobile%20Uploads/3FAFCBB1-E86C-4E44-8967-A963CD9746A2_zpswk9hwtnw.jpg They...
by grahame
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Motor Replacement for T Gauge Inter City 125 Power Car
Replies: 13
Views: 30747

Re: Motor Replacement for T Gauge Inter City 125 Power Car

I wonder if some type of design change might be possible, where the spring is actually attached/welded to the bogie hook..that way you would only need to attach one end...to the bus bar.
by grahame
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Motor Replacement for T Gauge Inter City 125 Power Car
Replies: 13
Views: 30747

Re: Motor Replacement for T Gauge Inter City 125 Power Car

After a few misfires I managed to get all four springs in place. Many thanks to Alan Ramsay at Tgauge.com for sending me a pack of spare springs. I needed at least one. After several attempts they can get stretched and deformed. All 3 motorised units (front, rear and buffet) running well now in both...
by grahame
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Motor Replacement for T Gauge Inter City 125 Power Car
Replies: 13
Views: 30747

Re: Motor Replacement for T Gauge Inter City 125 Power Car

New motor and spares springs just arrived in Houston from Tgauge.com......will report back when the job is done. thanks for all the advice.
by grahame
Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Motor Replacement for T Gauge Inter City 125 Power Car
Replies: 13
Views: 30747

Re: Motor Replacement for T Gauge Inter City 125 Power Car

Hi Doug, Thank you so much for writing such a detailed procedure. I will certainly follow it to the letter when the new motor arrives. I think you're the very person I hoped to find. The only other person in the world who has the "bottle" to take one of these tiny things apart,

Cheers,

Grahame
by grahame
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Motor Replacement for T Gauge Inter City 125 Power Car
Replies: 13
Views: 30747

Re: Motor Replacement for T Gauge Inter City 125 Power Car

Sorry to hear of the problems but I think this is the first time I've seen inside one of the power cars! Looks very sleek compared to the old 103 units! Hopefully your new motor will sort out the problem! Thanks "mattd"..me too. I have never seen inside this little fellow so I was not sure what to ...
by grahame
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Motor Replacement for T Gauge Inter City 125 Power Car
Replies: 13
Views: 30747

Motor Replacement for T Gauge Inter City 125 Power Car

I love my 9 car Inter City 125 T gauge set. I have owned it since they were first available: http://youtu.be/oeHYIgx9hBc http://www.tgauge.com/product/260/2/br-inter-city-125 5 days ago I found, to my great dismay, that one of the power cars was not running correctly. Forwards is sporadic, will not ...