Roundhouse Engineering “Hercdog”.

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The CFR has taken delivery of a new locomotive:-
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The locomotive is a special commission from Roundhouse and is a Bulldog body matched with a Hercules chassis.


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The locomotive will join the CFR industrial fleet.


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Here she is at the CFR, she has been named “Elise” and is numbered 34. She is on her acceptance trials.
 
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Bit sneaky putting it in front of a Fairlie, now that would be a Loco to own. But reading the latest 16mm Society Review just a little more complex to run.
 
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Ive never liked Bulldogs boxy apperance combined with the cranks and connecting rods. This is just right and refers to Feldbahn diesels from Jung, DIEMA, O&K etc.
 
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Ordered mine, due in December. Great idea Paul!
 
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Ordered mine, due in December. Great idea Paul!
Great news James. Those good people at Roundhouse have embraced my idea and have added a price list to their Facebook page.
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Hercdog .
 
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An excellent development all round.
Could I ask for a pic of underneath?
Interested in the type of chain drive.
As requested:-
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Thank you, Casey/Paul,

Most helpful, but disappointed to see it appears to be the Delrin system.
This is OK for lighter loads, but I have experience of the chains stretching over time.
Removing a link helps, for a while, but it eventually snaps.
An Essel chassis in now on it's third chain. Stephen Lacey said I'm working it hard!

I would be interested to see how Hercdog progresses.

On another thread, how is NDM6, with it's motor replacement problems?
I recently acquired one.
Again, other MFA gearboxes tend to wear!
 
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Thank you, Casey/Paul,

Most helpful, but disappointed to see it appears to be the Delrin system.
This is OK for lighter loads, but I have experience of the chains stretching over time.
Removing a link helps, for a while, but it eventually snaps.
An Essel chassis in now on it's third chain. Stephen Lacey said I'm working it hard!

I would be interested to see how Hercdog progresses.

On another thread, how is NDM6, with it's motor replacement problems?
I recently acquired one.
Again, other MFA gearboxes tend to wear!
Rob, the NDM-6 is performing well. After the problems with the 15:1 ratio gearboxes they were replaced with 30:1 ratio gearboxes. They are working very well and the NDM-6 has now covered over 500 actual miles since they were installed.
The Hercdog has already clocked up over 100 miles since entering service on the CFR.
 
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100 actual real miles? That is a good distance for a little engine
 
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Paul,

Checked my NDM6, and it has 15:1 gearboxes. This may explain my initial disappointment in its haulage on my grades.
It runs well enough otherwise, and recovers steam locos, on the level. I may change the gearing in due course.

Incidentally, I acquired a pair of Roundhouse chassis kits, and have already changed both of these from 15:1 to 30:1, much better.

Thanks for your help.
 
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Paul,

Checked my NDM6, and it has 15:1 gearboxes. This may explain my initial disappointment in its haulage on my grades.
It runs well enough otherwise, and recovers steam locos, on the level. I may change the gearing in due course.

Incidentally, I acquired a pair of Roundhouse chassis kits, and have already changed both of these from 15:1 to 30:1, much better.

Thanks for your help.
You are welcome Rob.
 
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100 actual real miles? That is a good distance for a little engine
Paul, on a normal running day a Hercules, Bulldog, Little John or the Hercdog will cover 12.1/2 actual miles before I change over to another locomotive. The NDM-6 will run all day and cover 25 miles. The Cricceths and Harlechs will only cover 8 miles before changing locomotive.
 
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Paul, on a normal running day a Hercules, Bulldog, Little John or the Hercdog will cover 12.1/2 actual miles before I change over to another locomotive. The NDM-6 will run all day and cover 25 miles. The Cricceths and Harlechs will only cover 8 miles before changing locomotive.
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