Friday, July 06, 2018

Digitizing Roco 43012 - Test run on DC

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I have started work to digitize this Roco 43012 class 601. Before I take it apart to install a replacement motor and decoder, I'm verifying that the unit works on DC. It runs, but gets going only at about 6 volts, which seems high for a straight DC model. Thus, I should probably take a closer look at the gear towers and axle lubrication.

Here's a short video of the front unit running. The noise you hear is vibration of my test rig. I need to work on that, too.

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