Re: [HOsteam] Trix Mikado questions
I don't have the engine, but your problems are rather generic.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Kadee has had the coupler conversion charts on their website in the past. Perhaps it is still there? They were always updating it.
As for the tender shorts..... make certain the mount screws aren't too loose. That would allow the truck to tip too much and would be one cause. Check to see of one of the contacts is twisted and likely to contact the tender bottom or bolster, creating the short. I'm one for taking a digital multimeter to an electrical problem [good ones cost as little as $4, I've got a few of those] and twisting and turning the truck until you duplicate the shorting positions. Then it's a matter of increasing clearance -there-. Maybe it's a minor bit of over-looked casting flash that can be cleaned off. Maybe it's the flat floor of the tender that needs a scrap of insulating plastic to prevent the shorting... I like something like very thin drafting film or package window stock for that chore, and a good epoxy or rubber- based adhesive.
Perhaps you need smaller flanged wheels to stop the shorting. It all depends upon what you find is causing the shorts.
This reminds me....... I have a couple of dozen of old steamer flanges over several lokies to machine down to RP-25..........
Best to ya'
Milwaukee Wi, USA
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