The new casing prototype works. We eliminated draft angle that caused compression of the gears and also opened up the side to enable better assembly of the gearing after the casings are closed.
A photo-etched plate will cover the gears.
The test was done with an Athearn RTR power pack. It pulsates at low voltage so I cannot demonstrate the low speed operation with this set up however as you can see, even without lubrication, this is a smooth runner.
The wheels are not balanced, we have a press still in tooling to ensure the production run wheels will be squarely in place.
Our supplier will begin final corrections to the mold ASAP, this is a rapid prototyped casing. All of the production components except for the casing and photo-etch are in stock.
We will start shipments in a few weeks time.
We also have the full kits for the Blomberg B/M and HTC trucks in tooling, T1 samples for the brake gear and details are due the 20th of November.
Our new spartan cab samples will be due then too!
All the best, thank you for the patience while we got this worked out. Please continue your support!
Here is the latest test video of the traction motor:
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