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  1. my advice is the same. try a new motor. to...

    my advice is the same.
    try a new motor.

    to explain a bit, the FEF has a coreless motor
    the finger brushes that are a feature of the motor type are a wear item.
    testing similar motors points...
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    as of my writing this the last three posts are...

    as of my writing this the last three posts are all pretty much on target and
    have both issues and potential solutions.

    when DCC was first being sold, it was pushed as a way to simplify wiring...
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    uh. you may not like this answer, I find it...

    uh. you may not like this answer, I find it easy.
    from all I can tell no one seems to believe me.
    lets leave that go.

    Speed matching in DCC is a reason I often hear as a great reason to use DCC...
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    I agree completely that we should not need JMRI....

    I agree completely that we should not need JMRI.

    JMRI is, however, a good solid tool that is saving DCC users.
    As such, decoder manufacturers should support it.
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    b-mann likely has a spare motor for the unit. ...

    b-mann likely has a spare motor for the unit.

    please believe me when I say it is not a motor designed for longevity.
    I have tested the motor type and have no problem
    stating that you _can_ get...
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    well, 'tis food for thought... possiblities:...

    well, 'tis food for thought...

    possiblities:
    dcc - needlessly more complicated
    dcc - needlessly less complicated
    DCC - should be more complicated
    dcc - should be less complicated

    you can...
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    I like TCS z2 decoders... they fit most any...

    I like TCS z2 decoders...

    they fit most any loco.
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    this problem is frustrating for most people who...

    this problem is frustrating for most people who find they are facing it.

    b-mann will keep honoring the warranty. How many time are you willing to ship it before
    it becomes clear that the 'fix'...
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    yeah, when did they start using stamped steel...

    yeah, when did they start using stamped steel ends and roofs?

    hard to think the AAR 1937 boxcar (that Intermountain sells) was all that innovative...

    victor
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    hi Randy, uh... I have tried all of those...

    hi Randy,

    uh... I have tried all of those processes to remove worms...

    I got so mad at a minitrix 0-6-0 worm/motor... I tried a tender heat with a torch and a heat sink to protect to motor.
    I...
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    Sticky: short and simple. you need some funds. count up...

    short and simple. you need some funds.
    count up how many users you think are on this site
    and I am assuming you have an idea of what amount you would like to see

    add a donate ( I hate paypal...
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    nice web site. that has the look of 'made to...

    nice web site.
    that has the look of 'made to order' and I would not mind being shown I miss-read.

    sd75i,
    if you get screws from Precision shoulder screws, please let us know how it went?
    ...
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    ... I call that a 'part.' it is a shoulder...

    ... I call that a 'part.'

    it is a shoulder type screw.
    I do not think they are a standard and easy to find item.

    If I need to replace one, I usually use a screw inside a brass tube.
    ...
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    hi virginian over the years of n-scale locos, ...

    hi virginian

    over the years of n-scale locos,
    the manufacturers have done some impressive pressing of worms onto motor shafts.

    the second link to micromark is a product that looks a lot like...
  15. hmmmmm... I made the post praising Kato...

    hmmmmm...

    I made the post praising Kato because I did not want to be seen
    as taking an axe to the many problems I have found with n-scale steam engines.

    so to take a walk on the dark side of...
  16. advice on steam engines... for n-scale... ...

    advice on steam engines...
    for n-scale...

    What I have a hard time saying is which new models are 'reliable.'
    You should consider the Kato FEF if there is no concern for
    what road you are...
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    I have a buddy that would agree with you...

    I have a buddy that would agree with you completely.

    more flexible wire helps.
    Any way that gets more pickups and effectively get that power to the motor is also good.

    looks good to me!
    ...
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    ok I think I have an understanding of the problem...

    ok I think I have an understanding of the problem

    this site is selling a tender for the 0-6-0 and it has all wheel cone and axle point pick-up (by all we can see)...
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    just goes to show you, you can't trust everything...

    just goes to show you, you can't trust everything you read on the internet.
    it looks like the newer motor on the chassis so that is the more recent version.

    I'll hunt a bit to see If I can find...
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    b-man's 0-6-0 has a lot of iterations. edit to...

    b-man's 0-6-0 has a lot of iterations.
    edit to add --> the b-mann 2-6-2 is the same loco, as you said, with a bigger tender and the small engine trucks.

    skip the old ones. the newer ones have...
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    If you can paint n-scale pinstripes, the world...

    If you can paint n-scale pinstripes, the world is your oyster!

    I've been looking for a way to get a good model of the loco in the Smithsonian.

    I think your best bet may be to start with the...
  22. BLI needs to publish more photos... (that I can...

    BLI needs to publish more photos... (that I can find?)
    there is a southern paint green livery mike?

    oooooof off to hunt.
  23. the photos spookshow shared pretty clearly do not...

    the photos spookshow shared pretty clearly do not include pick-up sleds.
    so, I am thinking the jitter/mild-surging is in the decoder.
    perhaps the BEMF control can do that.
    the lightly loaded...
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    ummm... the Kato connector looks a lot like the...

    ummm...
    the Kato connector looks a lot like the tamiya 6 volt connector on my old Pajero.

    I have to state I never tried to connect them. the 7.2 connector is different.
    and a long time ago...
  25. your google fu is better than mine... I never...

    your google fu is better than mine...

    I never found the pictures for the light mike.
    so BLI is making two versions.

    even better.

    victor
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