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Weekendnscale

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Anyone running Scaletrains?
« on: May 16, 2018, 09:29:27 PM »
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Anyone running Scaletrains?
How do they run?’

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Re: Anyone running Scaletrains?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 04:23:37 AM »
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Slower-geared like an Atlas, smooth like a Kato. In other words, the best of both worlds.
Oh, and they look good, too!  :D
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Re: Anyone running Scaletrains?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 10:43:38 AM »
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Mine runs great and looks great!
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Re: Anyone running Scaletrains?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 12:03:37 PM »
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My Turbine runs well but . . .the tender trucks are noticeably skewed, both to the left. This means there is drag or something else forcing them to slide more than roll.
The sound is outstanding and it crawls well.

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Re: Anyone running Scaletrains?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 12:06:39 PM »
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My Turbine runs well but . . .the tender trucks are noticeably skewed, both to the left. This means there is drag or something else forcing them to slide more than roll.
The sound is outstanding and it crawls well.


Do you switch with them?  These weren't meant to crawl man...let 'em rip.   ;)
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Re: Anyone running Scaletrains?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2018, 03:27:08 PM »
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My Turbine runs well but . . .the tender trucks are noticeably skewed, both to the left. This means there is drag or something else forcing them to slide more than roll.
The sound is outstanding and it crawls well.

Do some basic tender troubleshooting.  Spin each wheelset and see if they spin freely.  Check if the trucks pivot freely and the truck stays centered (the pickup wires do not prevent the trucks from centering).  Place the tender on track and push it by hand to see if it rolls freely.  See where I'm going with this?  Tender is a free-rolling un-powered model - troubleshooting it shroud not be too difficult.
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Re: Anyone running Scaletrains?
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 06:19:49 PM »
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Mine doesn't like pulling amfleets. It has some trouble with S curves. Otherwise it's fantastic. Equally as well done as their HO scale version.
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