Saturday, July 19, 2014

Successful Test Day

Almost six hours to load a van, because it takes time to add wheels to the lift, carry everything upstairs and make rails on the lift and in the van.

 Another two hours of driving, just to test the train for ten miles.

 Testing with many cars, and with few.  Forward, and backwards.  It worked quite flawlessly.

 The tugger derailed once when empty on a stick.  In the past it would derail if it was looked at crosswise.  Two scooter batteries under the frame helped, plus they power the headlights.  Also the flat and gon ran well.  I added a washer at one end and a lube ring on both ends made from milk jug plastic.  I even pushed them around the track backwards without issue.

Then after a few hours it was time to pack up and head home again.  A long two hour drive home.

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