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Hi,

I have spent about 40 quid and afew days making my helix (picture) and my three car Class 101 DMU wont make it up! It will get up there if you rev the nuts off it, but its not the way id like to run it, as the wheels slip. The helix is for the branch line, and its only going to take the DMU, so the fact that it wont run on it is quite serious...

I have been advised that adding weight over the drive bogie will help. how do I go about this? Can i get lead fishing weights or something similar? How much should I add?

I also thought about roughing up the surface of the rails, maybe with some wire wool or a wire brush. The rails are so smooth, I feel this is why it is slipping. If i roughed up the rail surface would this help provide traction for the coaches little tiny wheels.

Any help woudl be great, as I obviously want to make this work, if the DMU wont make it up, then I am a bit stuck
 

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Hi,

I dont have any lead strips handy, so I took the body off and stuck 10p peices inside the roof. You cant see them, and it has worked perfectly!


The train will start and stop from standstill etc, and runs really nicely.

Thanks very much.
 
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