Subject: Re: Live Diesel-Mechanical 1/12th scale Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:46 am
Thank you. The smoke smells so nice, how could anyone complain. It's actually quite quiet, the exhaust is very quiet, there's a lot of mechanical noise. The tank lasts about 15 minutes, but I was topping it up during the run after five or ten minutes.
Best wishes, Dave
Location : New Zealand
Subject: Re: Live Diesel-Mechanical 1/12th scale Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:56 am
Had a great run today. The loco ran for an hour, with topping-up the tank every 10 minutes. It was run in reverse throughout. The cooling fans ran for 70 minutes before the batteries started giving up. I let the loco run out of fuel, and kept the fans on until the air was coming out cooler. Yesterday I wrote up a "operating procedure" for the loco, as I found I had been missing some steps on previous runs:
Lubricate final drive spur gears Fill gearbox with 10 mL of oil Pour fuel into rocker cover Lubricate all running gear Charge batteries after the run