Re: [z_scale] Direction?
- This is a common problem with locomotives that have been taken apart for
service or lubrication and then reassembled incorrectly. For electric and
diesel locomotives with moving trucks, simply switch the trucks. For small
steam engines, turn the motor housing 180-degrees. For other models, you
may have to flip over the motor. To determine which engines are running
correctly, and which need to be fixed, remember that the right-hand rail is
always positive, and the left-hand rail is always ground (from the point of
view of the train engineer).
More details on fixing engine direction can be found here:
At 10:18 AM 3/1/2001 +0000, you wrote:
>I have bought some new and second Z; I discovered that not all trains___________________________________________
>run in the same direction on the same track supply.
>Opening some of the loco's it seems not that easy task to change the
>pickup connections to the motor terminals.
>Did MARKLIN change the winding directions on the armature at some
>Is there a fix for this problem please helps?
>Sometimes at time of service the magnets may get put in in the wrongTrue, I've experienced the same behaviour on my old trusty 8800. On the
>direction. This makes the motor run backwards.
smaller steam and diesels this is easy resolved. Just remove the shell
and then the stationary part of the engine (the one containing the
magnets) and put it back turned 180 degrees. This stationary part is
either fastened with a couple tiny screws or simply snapped into
position. I haven't really had any experience with the bigger steam-,
deisel- or electrical-loks but I guess the same is true for them as well.
I guess the list can provide you with hints needed to perform the same
operation on these.
Cheers, Gunnar Edebrant, from a snowy and cold Gothenburg, Sweden.