Roundhouse Engineering “Hercdog”.

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Here are Elise and Lucy posing for the camera.
 
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Paul, that couple of touches with the paintbrush, makes all the difference.. Very subtle. :):clap::clap:
 
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I'm sure Elvis did a song about this :wasntme::wasntme::wasntme::wasntme:
 
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Does the engine come with a driver ? They seam to look natural driving it .. Very nice looking loco's ..
Sean, the drivers are actually Schleich quod bike riders. Their helmets have been removed, they also have movable arms. Roundhouse do do a driver for the locomotive but you have to purchase it separately. 903A501F-9C60-4FE5-A30E-4DF9F7C5E079.jpeg
Here is another Schleich figure driving Hercules “Evie”.
 
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Rob, a update on the NDM-6. The locomotive required another gearbox after failing again. It’s back in service now.
That's disappointing, Paul. If I'm correct, that makes five replacements.
I don't do high mileages, but It looks like I ought to get on with converting to 30:1 at least.

I'm not a fan of the MFA gearboxes.
The bearings do wear quickly. I now have a stock of bits for bodging.

Just had a struggle converting the NDM6 controller to Deltang.
Eventually, a visit to Micron, found faulty Deltang components, and an odd/early Digisound set-up.
All now sorted. Great service from Andy.
 
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That's disappointing, Paul. If I'm correct, that makes five replacements.
I don't do high mileages, but It looks like I ought to get on with converting to 30:1 at least.

I'm not a fan of the MFA gearboxes.
The bearings do wear quickly. I now have a stock of bits for bodging.
Andy at Roundhouse is looking into an alternative to the MFA gearboxes. The problem is with the cogs dropping out of mesh, the motors are fine.
 
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Andy at Roundhouse is looking into an alternative to the MFA gearboxes. The problem is with the cogs dropping out of mesh, the motors are fine.

If the cogs are not meshing, someone needs putting on the rack. At least it will give them something to get their teeth into. Let's hope they can wheel out a solution.

David
 
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If the cogs are not meshing, someone needs putting on the rack. At least it will give them something to get their teeth into. Let's hope they can wheel out a solution.

David
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MRail

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Andy at Roundhouse is looking into an alternative to the MFA gearboxes. The problem is with the cogs dropping out of mesh, the motors are fine.
Yes, Paul.
The end plates are not bushed, being simply drilled for the intermediate gear spindles, and one in particular wears into an oval, so losing mesh.
Most of my older Essel chassis have suffered thus and been refitted.
 
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Yes, Paul.
The end plates are not bushed, being simply drilled for the intermediate gear spindles, and one in particular wears into an oval, so losing mesh.
Most of my older Essel chassis have suffered thus and been refitted.
For satisfactory service it is hard to beat a proper gearbox with the gubbins all mounted out of harms way, trouble is it ups the cost considerably. But it saves on issues of meshing as the user does need to worry about it.
 
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Hello Paul,
Have fitted my NDM6 with 30:1 gearboxes. As expected, the loco is rather slower, with better haulage.
The original 15:1 gearboxes were OK, but showing a suggestion of wear.
MFA/Como do supply the gearboxes, so I now have a few in stock.
 
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At last, my Hercdog arrives. Will be giving her a good run this weekend. FAFDC5AD-1877-4CF1-BF4F-FA88D7170E96.jpeg
 
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