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Offline Zme  
#1 Posted : 06 January 2021 23:33:32(UTC)
Zme

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Location: West Texas
Hi everybody

The latest version of Trainini is out and packed full of great z information. Find it here:

https://www.trainini.de/...Trainini_int_2020-12.pdf

The International Edition can always be located from their home page under downloads, select it at the top of the column on the right.

https://www.trainini.de/Downloads.html

Enjoy

Best wishes

Dwight
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Online scraigen  
#2 Posted : 07 January 2021 16:12:43(UTC)
scraigen


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Location: Sheffield,
Thanks, there's better content in there than in the Marklin Magazine!
Must build something
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Offline Vanvlak  
#3 Posted : 07 January 2021 19:37:52(UTC)
Vanvlak

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Location: Naxxar
Thanks for the heads-up, the articles on the V80 are most interesting, in particular because of the variety of wagons the locomotive can pull.
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Offline Zme  
#4 Posted : 09 January 2021 05:52:28(UTC)
Zme

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Posts: 233
Location: West Texas
Hi

You are right, that V80 looks like an excellent locomotive.

I also enjoy the articles about new product releases and to see the great layouts and maybe get some ideas.

Take good care.

Dwight
Offline Poor Skeleton  
#5 Posted : 10 January 2021 20:53:18(UTC)
Poor Skeleton

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Originally Posted by: Zme Go to Quoted Post
Hi

You are right, that V80 looks like an excellent locomotive.

Dwight


Doesn't it? I hope there's a non-insider version soon!

Cheers


Chris
Offline parakiet  
#6 Posted : 16 January 2021 14:53:38(UTC)
parakiet

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Posts: 59
Location: Flanders!
There are already reports of faulty V80's
Hope mine is fine. Didn't have the chance to test it yet!
Offline Poor Skeleton  
#7 Posted : 16 January 2021 16:18:37(UTC)
Poor Skeleton

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Originally Posted by: parakiet Go to Quoted Post
There are already reports of faulty V80's
Hope mine is fine. Didn't have the chance to test it yet!


Really? What sort of faults are people reporting?

Fingers crossed you have no trouble with yours!

All the best


Chris
Offline parakiet  
#8 Posted : 17 January 2021 19:19:01(UTC)
parakiet

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Location: Flanders!
derailments and overheating!
Offline Poor Skeleton  
#9 Posted : 17 January 2021 20:10:13(UTC)
Poor Skeleton

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Originally Posted by: parakiet Go to Quoted Post
derailments and overheating!


Derailments come as a surprise - provided I've replaced any plastic wheels with metal, that's something I almost never experience. The only exception, really, is if I run very long trains - by that I mean 13 or more 26m bogie coaches. I'm pretty sure they would be fine if my layout wasn't mostly on a 3% gradient, but must also be helped that I have nothing less than a 220mm radius curve.

I notice that V80 has a new bogie arrangement, and it's not clear from the exploded drawing how the pivot works, so I wonder if it moves less freely than the "traditional" arrangement and this is the cause of problems?

As for overheating, it sounds like this loco has a much greater gearing reduction that usual, so the motor will be running faster and perhaps this is the cause. I have noticed with the 88167 railbus set that it takes more voltage to get it started the longer it has been running - my interpretation being that the armature is warming up and causing the current to be lower as a result. I like the coreless motor (especially when it has a flywheel) for its smooth running and consistent speed, but it's not without its problems, in my opinion.

Cheers


Chris
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