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#321 velotrain

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:44 PM

It's sadly riding much higher on the trucks than the proto. 

 

I've never understood why they can't somehow blacken the pickups + connectors without reducing conductivity, so we don't have to look at all that bare, shiny metal.

 

 

https://ja.wikipedia...


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#322 kvp

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:37 AM

It's sadly riding much higher on the trucks than the proto. 

 

I've never understood why they can't somehow blacken the pickups + connectors without reducing conductivity, so we don't have to look at all that bare, shiny metal.

 

https://ja.wikipedia...

It's possible to do it, you just have to clean the isolating oxid layer from the actual contact points and leave the sides dark. Also it's possible to paint these non-contact parts. On the other hand, i'm fairly sure the locomotive on the picture was not assembled properly as there are huge gaps around the locomotive where the shell meets the frame and this gap is larger on one end. I think the shell should go down to meet the front skirt, which would completly hide the top of the bogie pickup plates.


Edited by kvp, 17 May 2017 - 03:37 AM.


#323 velotrain

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:26 AM

Thanks kvp - That would be good if it were true, as it would also resolve the issue of the body sitting too high on the chassis.

 

However, I've also wondered through the years why manufacturers don't treat the brass, as there are other situations where it is all too obvious.

Of course, Jeff would say that you don't see it when looking at the model from above.


Charles





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