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  1. mikesndbs

    Class 07 Diesel

    Hello. Your English is good! Where are you from? The 07 did suffer from hot axle boxes. This meant reduced speed when making trips outside of Southampton docks where they were based. And example of such long trips would be going to Eastleigh, if this did happen the loco would be reduced in speed even more. For use in Southampton docks this was less of a problem. It was not the hot axle box issue that brought about the life of the class, it was due to great reductions in Southampton docks rail network and loss of freight to container traffic. Freightliners for example. Hope this helps?
  2. Hmm interesting, yes I suppose the extra cost has to be justifiable, hope someone posts an internal shot soon then
  3. Agree fully, I have been told its simply the modification I suggested, exactly it would seem, but would be nice to know.
  4. After full wave rectification the DC wave will be 100Hz, that was what I was referring to, 100Hz seems to produce a good balance between control and noise. Tried 500Hz and my how those locos sing lol
  5. 100 Hz but agree they are simple but then maybe that is all is needed?
  6. Guys, The GM controllers are solid, really work and more importantly come with a lifetime guarantee, that alone is worth the price hyke. The Morley is more sophisticated (see my video) has overload protection and now they have the right level of smoothing is bang on for what we need. You have seen my video about making a controller from scratch? There is a lot goes into it time wise.
  7. Hi Paul, the GM and Morley both use full wave transistor control.
  8. Hi Paul The HM2000 uses PWM, i'e variable width full voltage pulses to control the speed of the motors. Generally this is one of the better controllers using this method. Personally I don't like it due to motor heating and noise. The Gaugemaster basic range, Combi, Walkabout, D and so on use full wave rectified transistor controlled output at 100Hz, there will be some very minimal buzz at motor start on some motors but you get really good smooth running. Another controller you might like to consider is the Morley Vector Crawler, this is twin track control, with either the supplied handheld units on 2.5 M wires or unit control knobs, plus a built in CDU for point motors. If I were buying a new controller this is what I'd opt for due to the flexibility. If you are interested in the more technical side of it and or comparisons between a GM and older Morley Vector zero 2 then check out my playlist. There is even a DIY option. Controllers and more Hope this helps?
  9. Hi Adrian I had this same issue. Here is what I did. Good luck
  10. Anyone got any photos of the motor or know what type it is?
  11. Looks brilliant there mate, what was involved in getting the match truck separated?
  12. Hahah yes lol I usually try to edit out such things but was so enthralled by the loco that I thought what the hell :)
  13. Hi guys, a follow up to my first video, showing the incredible slow speed running abilities of these Rustons.
  14. A video review of the Hornby R3704 Ruston 48DS 0-4-0 diesel shunter. Well, I am amazed, such a tiny loco with a big heart, its smaller than its attached match truck which serves to increase current pickup due to the locos small wheel base. The truck can be detached, but the loco may then struggle over dead frog points and crossings. The truck can be attached at the front or back of the loco and there are supplied blanking plates to fit over the NEM pocket if you wish. The video shows my very first run with the loco, it got better as it went on, yes there were a few stutters on the points but then the track was not 100% clean! Overall amazed, and a further order has been placed for the red one
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