Fw: [HOn3] Blackstone K-27

Don Bergman

From: Don Bergman <dbrenegade@...>
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2022 8:52 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Blackstone K-27

Slip some striped wire insulation over the adjacent pins.  Don't take a chance of needing a new decoder as well.

I had to run mine a fast speed for several minutes then at a little lower one for 30+ minutes. Then this summer, after 14+ years, had to do it again.  

Don Bergman

From: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io> on behalf of zoooctan via groups.io <zoooctan@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2022 9:25 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Blackstone K-27
Hi everyone, in my continued efforts of reviving or de-lubing my over-lubed 455, I enlisted the help of my helping hands and purchased a digital timer adapter.
So far I've programmed it to come on at intervals of between 2-3 hours a day for a minute or so hoping that the continued application of voltage will help advance the burning of the lubrication.

I hope to report back on this in a few days.

I have to say that I have been trying to see if there are other sources out there who could sell me a newer (2nd or 3rd batch - 2010/2012) of K27s but it's been quite hard. eBay / Facebook / modeltrainmarket (doesn't ship to Singapore)
If any of our fellow members have too large a fleet and you're looking at trimming your Blackstone K27s, maybe you could contact me.