Category: Locomotive Maintenance

Cleaning pick ups

Is there anyone out there who can point me in the right direction on You Tube, or even do a video, on Exactly how to strip the loco down to clean the pick ups on a N Gauge Dapol Pannier. Thanks in...

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Running In Locomotives – Iain’s Handy Guide

Running In Locomotive Models
What is running in & why is it recommended?
To get the best out of a new model or one that’s been serviced it’s recommended to run the model in. In theory running in a new model or one that’s been serviced should help to give it a longer service life. Running in is good in that it will show up any issues, or identify things that may need adjusting or a case of very slight issues. It helps bed in gears, bearings, motors etc. Running in will or should give a much smoother running model that will give many years of good service.

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