SOUTHPASS's little loco.

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6491
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Location: Bribie Island.

Post by 6491 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:58 pm

G,day....As I have not had the body off in the 12 months since putting the loco on the track I thought that some photo's of the inside workings would be handy. The reason for taking body off was to fit digital speedo unit. Turned up nylon wheel to carry magnet for sender and fitted to rear layshaft. First photo shows shaft end in bearing.

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Next is just some of the wiring. Fuse and wire hanging down have since been fastened in a better fashion :)

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At present I am running two 300 watt motors and two 500 watt controllers. Last week I picked up six 200 watt motors on EBay for $42, so am thinking of trying two of these and then I can use just one controller.

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On righthand side where cable ends are resting is where air compressor and controls for air braking system will fit. Just straight air to loco and driving car. Club passenger cars don't have braking system.

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Have a good one....John.
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Post by Harold_V » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:08 am

Your workmanship is outstanding.

Harold

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Post by Benjamin Maggi » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:48 am

I really like the brake stand. In fact, I really like everything. :)
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Post by 6491 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:02 am

Thanks guys....Well today I had my first run of carrying passengers with the speedo/trip recorder fitted. In four hours we covered 22.7 kilometres. Top recorded speed was 10.1 KPH. At that stage the batteries had not started to show any drop off of voltage on the gauges. Overall I am very pleased with its performance :D.
Have a good one....John.
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