Re: Varney Dockside

Victor Bitleris
 

Most Keep Alive devices I am aware of pertain to DCC.  I don't know how you would do that with DC, but I would bet someone know.  As I recall, Earl Smallshaw had one that used capacitors under the cab for something like this.  The capacitors were made to look like air tanks.


Vic Bitleris Raleigh, NC



From: HO-Steam@groups.io <HO-Steam@groups.io> on behalf of Wayne Long <acl-wayne@...>
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2018 12:15 PM
To: HO-Steam@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HO-Steam] Varney Dockside
 


On 3/2/2018 10:17 PM, Roger Aultman wrote:
> I bought one on eBay because it has the valve gear, much to my surprise it had a gearbox, can motor and DCC decoder.  It runs OK but tends to stall easily.  Roger Aultman
No surprise, Roger.

It has only 4 wheels and they are close together.

The prototype was not dependent on track power to operate.   Make sure
the wheels are clean and the track has no dead frogs.  Or, you will have
to add stay alive capacitance.  (Where do you put it?)

Wayne Long
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