Repowering powerline 48

 
  Booly Junior Train Controller

Been thinking about this for a while , how to fit a mashima can motor to a early 48 to get better running than the standard motor . I had a mashima 1626 can motor spare so i came up with thishttps://flic.kr/p/29HuVNo .
Definitely a big improvement over the standard motor ! Next one that I do i will use a smaller motor the 1626 only just fits .

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  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

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I put two of the original power bogies in mine, added more weight and changed the wheels for old Lima TAM ones with the NEM flange turned down to RP25. Runs like a beauty now with heaps of pulling power. Was a POS when it first came out back in the eighties.
  brissim Chief Train Controller

I put two of the original power bogies in mine, added more weight and changed the wheels for old Lima TAM ones with the NEM flange turned down to RP25. Runs like a beauty now with heaps of pulling power. Was a POS when it first came out back in the eighties.
apw5910
I recall there was an article in AMRM quite a few years ago on re-powering the Powerline 48 using a pair of the original power bogies. This would have been late 80s/early 90s. If I get some tomorrow I see if I can find the article (unless someone with an AMRM index beats me to it).

My "trick" for improving the running of my Powerline 48s was to permanently wire them in pairs to improve the reliability of pickup. Have only pensioned off these (and my Hollywood mechanism 48s) after 25 years of service with the arrival of my Auscision 48s.

Tony
  Phantom47 Locomotive Driver

Location: In The Shire
I put two of the original power bogies in mine, added more weight and changed the wheels for old Lima TAM ones with the NEM flange turned down to RP25. Runs like a beauty now with heaps of pulling power. Was a POS when it first came out back in the eighties.
I recall there was an article in AMRM quite a few years ago on re-powering the Powerline 48 using a pair of the original power bogies. This would have been late 80s/early 90s. If I get some tomorrow I see if I can find the article (unless someone with an AMRM index beats me to it).

My "trick" for improving the running of my Powerline 48s was to permanently wire them in pairs to improve the reliability of pickup. Have only pensioned off these (and my Hollywood mechanism 48s) after 25 years of service with the arrival of my Auscision 48s.

Tony
brissim
AMRM 200 October 1996

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