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Topic: TT Jinty and RELCO
David Young
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TT Jinty and RELCO
on: January 22, 2014, 22:04

I have a Triang TT Jinty among my TT-scale rolling stock. I am thinking of buying a RELCO track cleaner, and I understand that the locomotive used with it ought to have a capacitor ‘across the loco brushes’ and that ‘Most modern locomotives come with this component already incorporated’.

Can anyone tell me if the Triang Jinty is this modern, i.e. was it built with a capacitor across the loco brushes?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: TT Jinty and RELCO
on: June 13, 2014, 14:23

If there is a capacitor fitted, you should be able to find it, with the loco body off.

The capacitor is an object, possibly a white tube, or a yellow plate, or a black or red “blob”.

It is connected at one end to the chassis, and the other end is connected to the wire from the pick-ups and to the brush clip.

Tri-ang Railways TT Service Sheet No. 11, issued March 1957, shows a capacitor thus fitted. The illustration shows the “black blob” type of capacitor. It was meant to combat Television Interference, and the first fitted OO Gauge locos were around 1955.


Sarah J

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