Got an MTH Greenbriar with an ERR install.  The original installer is using the tender shell for the antenna and has it isolated from the tender floor/frame with electrical tape.  Problem is the tape is now wearing out and the shell keeps grounding to the frame and blocking the antenna. 

I was thinking about using a large piece of brass inside the tender for the antenna and double side sticky taping it to the top of the shell, inside the shell. 

Thoughts, opinions, suggestions????

Thanks.

 

Cheryl

 

 

Registered March 10, 2008

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If the shell is all metal it will shield the antenna from the signal. A better alternative if the tender has real or plastic coal is to drill a hole at the front or back of the coal bunker and place a wire up through the shell but under the coal.

If the "coal" is just cast into the shell then your only option is use the tape and nylon screws to isolate the shell from the frame.

Pete

Remove the electrical tape and clean any sticky residue. Buy a small roll of Kapton tape - probably 1/4" or 3/8" wide and insulate the tender with it. Kapton tape is much thinner than ordinary electrical tape making reinstalling the shell much easier.

jackson, CEO, Not-So-Great Eastern RR, aka The Never Done Line

          Division of the Southern Adirondack Railway Cartel

 

 

Yes, nylon screws are required. I assumed Cheryl had already used them in conjunction with the electrical tape originally mentioned. I have used nylon screws for years in all the ERR installations i have done.

jackson, CEO, Not-So-Great Eastern RR, aka The Never Done Line

          Division of the Southern Adirondack Railway Cartel

 

 

gunrunnerjohn posted:

I'll see your 44-Tonner and raise you one with cruise, sound, and electrocouplers.

Williams 44-Ton Upgrade with ERR CC-Lite, Sound, & Electrocouplers

I think I have one like that only in Southern livery w/o Electocouplers............ lol

CFO, Construction Superintendent; Clinch River, and Southern RR.. (The CRS O Gauge Line)

TCA #19-744637

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