Have just got 2 undecs and have some questions.
On both, I found that the front right hanger (? terminology - I'm
referring to the rectangular thingy that is on the truck sideframe
centered over the leaf spring)) was broken. Fortunately, had some
Athearn Blomberg sideframe spares which fit fine once I shaved the
mounting pins a little. Anyone else had this problem?
I also found that the brake cylinders do not lie parallel to the axis
of the loco. Looks like the mounting holes are drilled on an area
that angles in slightly, so the cylinders angle into the body line.
Is this prototypical - my Athearn amd Kato GP35's cylinders all lie
parallel to the body axis
The lamps are quite dim and seem to be located quite aways away from
the numberboards/headlights. LifeLikes claim that the model has
contant lighting and lighted numberboards seems a little lame to me.
Since I have not assembled the model yet, maybe there is more to come
- but I didn't notice any "light tubes" in the package of detail parts
that would get light closer in to that which they are supposed to
Is there a problem with the diode circuitry? Since I have done
constant lighting circuits (which work!) I was expecting something a
little better. So, is the lamp drawing too much amperage perhaps and
would be better to replace with lower amperage lamp/s eg Miniatronics
I plan to check out the circuit board next and maybe answers will be
forthcoming but looks like the model need at least 4 minilamps just
for the headlights - not to mention illuminating numberboards.