Discovered, by sheer chance, a problem with one of my Bachmann Spectrum
The other three all run with the tender connected (Which it has to be) but
the tender wheels don't have to be in contact with the rails. Normally, the
locos pick up through the driving wheels plus the tender wheels but the
tender wheels aren't required for pick-up, they're a (smart) bonus.
However, the forth loco will not run unless the tender wheels are in contact
with the rails. It's apparently either not picking up with the left hand
drivers, or there's an incomplete circuit somewhere. I've removed the
keeper plate holding the drivers and pick ups in place, and the two solder
joints, that attach the red and white pick up wires, are good.
Anyone got any ideas?
of the Great Eastern Railway
19 years ago