Sometimes they go up in smoke, other times they just stop running, and the one in my current tank engine just doesn't keep the speed control, it's erratic.  I even 'scoped the flywheel sensor and that was putting out a nice waveform, so I'm just going to replace it.

Just to confirm/ question a few things should the Cruise go bad...

1. Cruise Commander M is a drop in replacement. 

2. Chuff signal will need to be established.   Will the Chuff Generator work in this application?

3.  Can the existing smoke unit “puffing” feature be utilized, or would the Super Chuffer module be required?

 Thanks

-Jim 

 

The one I previously did was before the Super-Chuffer, it got a reed switch and magnets.  The chuff is indeed generated by the cruise module.  I'll put in the CC-M, the Chuff-Generator, and the Super-Chuffer to totally upgrade mine.  The existing smoke feature is somewhat lame as it doesn't handle stopping with idle smoke, so I have no desire to retain it.  My whole reason for designing the S-C and C-G was to solve these issues.

I picked up this shelf queen today for $275.  Hardly any run time on the rollers.  Really a handsome locomotive. 

A couple of test laps and all seems to operate as it should.  Needs to be lubed.   If the K-Line Cruise goes south, I’ll upgrade.   

Does anyone have a manual they can share?

 Thanks

-Jim

Attachments

Photos (1)
Jim Harrington posted:

I picked up this shelf queen today for $275.  Hardly any run time on the rollers.  Really a handsome locomotive. 

A couple of test laps and all seems to operate as it should.  Needs to be lubed.   If the K-Line Cruise goes south, I’ll upgrade.   

Does anyone have a manual they can share?

 Thanks

-Jim

Hi Jim:  Attached is a PDF of the manual for the K-Line tank engine if you haven't already found one. 

 

Attachments

I have the IC one. Having to replace the chuff might not be a bad thing; there is some point when increasing the speed, the rate and volume of the chuff changes noticeably (of the original sound system).

No problems with its operation, but I have more than once had the cover on the rear drop to the floor when I flipped the engine over, probably because I was looking for a switch that was under the cover. Oddly, I cannot ever find damage to said cover afterwards.

Michael T.

Add Reply

Likes (1)
Post
OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
×
×
×
×
×