Re: Side Rod offset
- Hi Nel,
Terrific explanation. Your observation that the steamer was 1 gear
tooth out of synch right out of the box doesn't surprise me one bit.
While touring the Märklin factory last year I was amazed to see the
so-called test run area. The locos were placed on a test track and
run at FULL speed around the track, first forward then
backward...then placed in the box for shipment! No wonder the
thumpers manage to get through their QA. Too bad since I've had
nothing but trouble with Märklin steamers and had to fine tune them
myself. This is no way to build confidence in a product.
It almost makes one wonder what Märklin really thinks about their Z
line. Collectors don't need good running locos, do they?