Monday, March 23, 2020

Switch box

Time for a bit of head-scratching. There is a box fitted in the loco to hold the DPDT switch, but it's not really that clear exactly how it's supposed to work. To be honest, the interior of this model is a bit of a mystery, but I'm sure I can figure it out.

I decided that the unit was intended to be removable. The legs at the front are (I think) to keep it in position, stopping it sliding forward while it can't go back because of the driver seat will hold it. The seat isn't attached to the wall of the switch box so this makes sense.

Trouble was, it didn't seem to slip in and out very easily. I chamfered the front of the legs a bit and eventually mounted the window a little higher up so the curved panel didn't catch. It's not perfect, but I don't anticipate taking the thing in and out very often. 

Not after I've fitted the motor anyway, something I really should have done first!


Unknown said...

Phil, the instructions tell you to build it in a way which is impossible. Very much a case if dry runs, read all the instructions and figure out the correct order. I am fitting radio control, which is a challenge. If you are fitting the LEDs they need to be in long before the instructions say. I have left them out and turned bits to fit due to lack of space with radio in there

Phil Parker said...

Thanks for confirming this. I'll be honest, the instructions quickly became only of passing interest now. There's a lot missing and some that I don't think works.