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first of all, apologies if this has been covered many times before but i am creating a very basic tram layout for my 4 year old (he loves Crich!) and we are making basic tram using an old Triang 4 wheel bogie and a home-made wooden body with his self painted livery! The problem is speed - my 4 year old doesn't always have the understanding that we can't go full tilt and i don't want to dampen his enthusiasm for trams by telling him off or just watching it fall of the tight bends each time. So i'm wondering if there is a simple electronic fix. (I'm not sure if my skills are up to fitting new ratio worm and cogs).

Any thoughts? 

thanks

Andy

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You don't mention what you are controlling the tram with.  Assuming it's a simple DC controller, you might want to try some automotive parking light bulbs in series with the track power wires.

 

Tim

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thanks Tim, yes, i am controlling with a simple DC controller, but the light bulbs sound a good and simple suggestion.

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Depending on what type of controller you have,  you could do like we did with one of our club layouts that children operate at our shows - put a bolt through the case of the controller so that the speed 'knob' cannot be pushed past a given point.

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