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craigolio1

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N Scale Life-Like SW power pick up.
« on: December 20, 2016, 03:38:39 PM »
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So naturally I broke all of my contact wipers off. They are a silly design anyway. I found two references to improving pick up but they were dead links. Can anyone help out with this? I have an idea to use some contact strips from an Atlas loco (I have extras) but I'm interested in what others have done. I'm not sure I'll attach th to the bottom of the sill. Maybe two sided tape?

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Re: N Scale Life-Like SW power pick up.
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 05:31:13 PM »
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I seriously dislike that design, if only because you cannot run it without the shell fully on. Makes it heck to diagnose running problems or test chassis mods. Interested in seeing what you come up with.
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Re: N Scale Life-Like SW power pick up.
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2016, 05:42:00 PM »
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Craig,
Check out what this guy did for his SW9. Might be worth trying.
http://www.pmrr.org/Articles/indexN-scale_EnginesLife-Like_SW9.htm

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Re: N Scale Life-Like SW power pick up.
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2016, 05:46:12 PM »
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Aww man I just searched for that and couldn't find it. I did it long ago and just ran down to take a pic


I painted mine black cept for where contact is needed.

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Re: N Scale Life-Like SW power pick up.
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2016, 09:58:11 PM »
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Wow thanks very much!  That's exactly what I was looking for.

Craig.