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Re: [Z_Scale] Re: more on MTL SD-40-2 middle axle

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  • John Mui
    Garth, sometimes I like to know what happens when I do something different. It makes it more interesting. John ... From: Garth
    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 4, 2009
      Garth, sometimes I like to know what happens when I do something different.
      It makes it more interesting.

      John
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Garth" <garth.a.hamilton@...>
      To: <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 9:34 AM
      Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: more on MTL SD-40-2 middle axle


      > Your first question was answered by another member of the group.
      >
      > I personally do not think altering the truck side frames will do anything
      > towards allowing the center axle to slide back and forth in the frame.
      > There are a number of things that could be down to allow sideways
      > movement. The hole in the bottom plate of the truck would have to widened,
      > you would have to remove the axle cone that fits into the brass pickup on
      > the inside of the truck frame, and you may have to shave the gear on the
      > axle down a bit to allow it to move inside the truck housing. If you want
      > the engine to run on tight curves it does that now so why alter it. For
      > some of us we are not interested on running it on tight radii so some of
      > us think it just might be a little bit better puller with the current
      > center axle and wheel set replaced with a normal one.
      >
      > cheerz Garth
      >
      > --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "zeeglen" <glen@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> Garth,
      >>
      >> What is "bullfrog snot"?
      >>
      >> Would it be possible to thin the truck frames at the center axle to allow
      >> a bit more sideways free play without losing gear mesh and pickup
      >> contact? This might allow regular wheelsets at the center axle to
      >> accomodate tight curve radius.
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "Garth" <garth.a.hamilton@> wrote:
      >> >
      >> > Well I would like to try and fit the regular wheel sets in the center
      >> > axle slot and see if we get improved traction or not but it would
      >> > improve electrical pickup with another 4 points of contact per engine
      >> > cause I only need it to go around 195 radius.
      >> >
      >> > I wonder how thick a coating of bullfrog snot is and if it can improve
      >> > the draw bar pull before stalling or not.
      >> >
      >> > cheerz Garth
      >> >
      >>
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