Have this gem of a loco, tis a Gem whitemetal kit built Webb 2-4-0 tender
engine that I've refurbished. Has an old 3-pole x03/4 type motor and old
gear. Runs reasonably well and has a free runnig chassis. Wasnt running very
fast on small guagemaster controller but thought it should. Tried it on old
basic hornby one and it ran like a rabbit. Used same controllers and
settings for a very smooth Hornby M7 tank. Runs nicely on the guagemaster
but only slightly faster on the Hornby controller.
Now is it something about the clever electrics on the guagemaster thats
slowing the kit loco down, the characteristics of the older motor or .....
Is there anything can do to get it to run faster with the guagemaster
(excluding turning speed dial :-)) ?
Dont really want to put new motor/gearbox in kit cos refuse to spend lots
Simple answers especially wellcome.
- posted 10 years ago