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I took delivery of the class 33 recently but as yet don't have my layout ready to use. I have just got a Gaugemaster rolling road and ran the Class 33 at medium speed for 30 mins each way. By the end of this time the loco was hot to handle on the sides. I took the cab off the model and all looked Ok but I'm no expert! - any ideas on what might be wrong ( in simple language) or am I worrying unduly?

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Brian

The rolling road was drawing 0.7amps. However I have now set up a length of track and run it up and down for 30 minutes and all was OK. I guess that I did not have the loco sat correctly on the rr which then caused the problem??
 

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QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 28 Jul 2008, 09:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have found that you have to get the rollers "just right" or the loco will not run smoothly - often I find the loco will try to "climb" the rollers so you have to let the loco settle & then re-adjust.

Not too sure if .7amps is a lot for ViTrains as I've never tried one (still awaiting delivery of a couple of ViTrains SNCB 16's) - what is it drawing now on the RR ?

It drawing 0.55amps on the RR and running beautifully and staying cool - not like the weather! - you are quite right about the RR you have to get the rollers just right.

Thanks for the advice R
 
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