Rapido Steam Generator

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Rapido Steam Generator

Post by brianc »

About 10 years ago I purchased a Rapido Steam Generator Car but it has never worked properly in that no steam was being generated. Having tried once to solve the problem, I couldn't even get the body off, I gave up. Recently however in a frenzy to complete various outstanding projects, I decided to try again.

With the help of fellow NMRA member Mick Moignard we got the body off and the problem was rapidly identified as a disconnected wire. Connect up and everything worked as it should.

Being a DCC user I asked Mick if he could install a DCC decoder instead of the microswitches. He successfully installed a TCS decoder and the result is here:-

Thanks to Mick all is good.

Brian Clark
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