28 February 2004
And here's the real thing: click on the picture to enlarge.
| Motorised Fan for D404
The pictures left and below show
installation of a motorised fan in a Hornby class 50. The motor and
gears come from a CD player sold for just such uses on a stand at a
Model Railway exhibition. The original Hornby fan is used and fan and
motor mounted to a simple plasticard frame which is a direct
replacement for the Hornby original. Power comes from an auxiliary
output of the DIY decoder built from a MERG kit. Click on the left
hand photo to enlarge, it could be crisper but you should be able to
make it out.
fitting the scale diameter wheels the ride height is increased, to
lower it back to the correct buffer height it's neccessary to file
material from the bogie bearing area on the bottom of the chassis. This
is the rectangular area shown on these two photos where the filing has
removed the black paint. The area should be left a little under half a
mm proud of the main chassis surace.
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