"OO" Bachmann Super Voyager tilt problem?

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Dominic Green, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. Dominic Green

    Dominic Green New Member

    Hello and happy new year, can anybody help me?
    I have just got a "Bachmann Super Voyager Class 221 - 5 Car DMU" for christmas, "OO" Gauge.
    It looks great but has problems.
    The train tilts as it should but it causes drag, as if something is rubbing. This drag slows the train down to almost a stop! (The bends that are difficut to travel around are 2nd and 3rd radius, which should be OK)
    I have exchanged the set for another and have the same problem, it may be a design fault, can anyone offer any advise?
  2. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Hi Dominic, :wave:
    I'm just guessing here ...
    If the tilt is linked mechanically to the turning angle of the trucks,
    then any resistance to tilting would be reflected back to the wheels
    keeping them skewed and rubbing between the rails. Use powdered
    graphite maybe, to lube the tilt mechanism, and make sure everything
    is free to move. Like I said ... :D :D :D

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