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 Posted: Mon Jan 25th, 2010 10:15 pm
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scratchbuilt

 

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Woodie, the spring (or the belt I used) was not the problem. It was Herbert's frame itself. It is not rigid enough to prevent the belt pulling both axels towards eachother, and that on one side off the center. Making the belt less tide (longer) had no effect, it would just slip. I would need a more rigid frame, better bearings, and so on, and so on. That all is for a second RC loc, 'Herbert II'. Herbert is not the goal, Herbert is the path..........

You once (twice?) learned us all that a poor running chassis will stay poor running even with batteries and rc. That is why I would like to use an existing good running chassis and rebuilt it to rc. Herbert can become a 'critter' or a 'railtruck'. Or I can leave it as it is and live with it (after all it can pull and push a few cars), and just finish the looks.

More to come,

Albert

Last edited on Mon Jan 25th, 2010 10:19 pm by scratchbuilt

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