Sunday, April 13, 2008

Out on our travels

The H&DLR has been on tour again, to the Lazy Grange Bay Mk 2 in Bolton. Much testing needed - of blue Mallets, grey Corpet Louvets and black U Class locomotives... We proved that Gillian's blue Mallet draws fewer amps than Mike's, and is well within "normal" motor draw tolerances. It runs relatively slowly, but then again so does Mike's. The "lightweight" Corpet, missing most of its lead weight but with on board batteries, managed Mike's inclines. The U Class with the suspect chip read out on Mike's MTS test track. Only those auxiliary sockets that supply rear lighting are blown, it would appear.

Tested some of Mike and Simon's locomotives as well for good measure!