As you may have seen I was trying to open my class 60, I got it open now i face another problem...the pickups. Can anyone tell me how to clean/improve the quallity of lima pickups. all help gratefully acepted.
A babywipe soaked in meths, dragged between the pickup and the wheel works quite well. Older Lima locos only pickup from one side of each bogie, later ones pick up from one side of the powered and both sides of the unpowered. Making this mod yourself, adding pickups to the other side of the unpowered bogie improves the running qualities considerably. You'll need to drill a small hole through chassis base for the wire. Double check that you've attached it to the correct side of the motor before applying power.
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