This page was updated considerably in early 2014, correcting some earlier mis-statements on my part, and adding a bit of history. My engine started up first try without any problems. Then we put it on the track and confirmed we had all wheel pickup by lifting up one end of the engine off the track and then the other end. It turns out to take about 0. There is also a steady output of 12 volts positive for normal and 12 volts negative for thrown. The first step is to put the engine chassis in a soft cradle or on the foam from the box and remove the coverr plate from one truck as well as one axle. Continue disassembly until you find the problem.
I really enjoyed thinking through the problems. In particular, you will be changing the lengths and locations of connections because much of the loom was routed to the front left side of the engine bay battery location of a Fox Mustang , and you are relocating to either right side or under dash. Why did you chose to go 5. When in doubt, recheck with a meter set on continuity. That one he posted seems to match mine fairly well, but I only spent a little over an hour with it the other night. Follow along as we explain the locomotive rewiring procedure.
Ok, that makes sense to follow the pin position function more than the color. To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You can barely see the red wire at the top of the photo and the phosphor bronze wire extending to rub on both insulated wheels. Eventually the lubricant will get dirty and it will be a good idea to clean and re-lube the mechanism to minimize wear. You can also measure it! Motor technology has also evolved over the years, with modern motors producing the same power in a smaller form than older ones due to improvements in materials, magnet technology, and manufacturing.
Yes, you can use 400 or 600 grit wet-or-dry sandpaper, but the Bright Boy is better, less abrasive and sized for the task. Continue feeding solder into the wire until the wire strands are covered with copper. To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. Here, cost may be a secondary concern. Twist the new wire around the broken wire and wrap it toward the broken wire insulation. The computer will throw error codes for this but that's ok. It will eventually include switching systems for turnouts, power control wiring, railroad signal lights, and train and railroad car and engine block detection.
Automobile wire harnesses are usually subjected to extreme conditions. You can see those pages. I did this swap in my 74 Bronco. Do not move the solder connection while the solder is in its liquid state. I have a mix of parts from the guy.
Crossovers get a C number. The C4 transmission can also be used. Consider one power pack for the track and one for accessories only. Soldering the contact wire to the pad. He taught me how to install phosphor bronze wires to act as additional pickups, thus turning the diesel into an all wheel pickup locomotive.
This location clears the defroster ducts as well as all existing wiring. You currently have 0 posts. The wire will rub against wheel Isolating the pickup wire This is vital. Any typical Athearn locomotive comes close to being an average engine for choosing the needed power pack rating. Simply wrap Fire Wrap 3000 around wires, cables, or hoses without the need of disconnecting. I need to modify the hell out of the radiator support to get it to fit. The panel below controls this layout.
Rainwater from the tires splashes up onto the engine and wire harness, leading to corroded terminals and wires. A cheap model bought today probably has a cheap motor and a cheap drivetrain, and may be worse than those older models. Either direction can be set as normal. It has the following features: 1. That means that if your locomotive can pull 50 cars maximum at full throttle, keep your normal train size under 25 cars or double-head use two locomotives of similar design on the train. A motor that makes one train run much faster than prototypical speed at full voltage could make another into a slow and powerful switching engine. If you don't get a good light or a second locomotive won't work, then the problem is probably on the track or the wires.