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Sometimes, over time, all things need a little adjustment...

Here's how to make those adjustments to your new Testtraxx or when you purchase new carriages at a later date...

 

This one size base is what makes Testtraxx so unique, for it fits all carriages from O to Nn3. This allows you, the modeler, to run most all your engines on the same base...

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The Base

 

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This one size base is what makes Testtraxx so unique, for it fits all carriages from O to Nn3. This allows you, the modeler, to run most all your engines on the same base. At a later time, purchase the carriages you need in whatever scale and gauge you choose and be assured that they will fit your base. You might need to do the simple adjustments you see here on this page if the carriages are purchased at different times.

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The following shows just how easy it is to adjust your new Testtraxx carriages if necessary:

 

Carriage is apart... 

The multi-colored bearing spindles should never need adjustment...

The Sn3 Style 2.75 carriage is on its side and ready for adjustment...

Carriage is apart and laying on it's side...

Putting the carriage back together by reinserting the screw through the Lexan spacer into the base and tightning...

Putting the screw back through the Lexan spacer into it's hole...

Same Sn3 Style 2.75 carriage being laid upon a flat surface to align carriage sides while tightening screw...just snug tight...

Laying carriage on a flat surface to align carriage sides while tightening screw...just snug tight...

Adjusting width of carriage to base...

Adjusting width of carriage to base...the two metal bearing components of the carriage are, at the same time, each moved toward their respective metal rails on each side...tightening, loosening etc. a couple of times till the adjustment you are looking for is found...

A finger will do, as you push the carriage up against the slider to true up carriage sides with base...

A finger will do, as you push the carriage up against the slider to true up carriage sides with base. Now is the time to finally and gently snug the screw tight. If the play isn't as you would still require, redo the process until the desired results are obtained.

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Though not necessary for operation, using a little "Wahl's Clipper Oil", "Rail Zip" or "Conducta Lube" on the base rails can make sliding carriages easier, slow surface oxidation of the base rails and enhance electrical conductivity. Downside...dirt may attach itself to the rails if these lubricants are not used very sparingly.

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Running a clean cloth along the base rails periodically helps to keep them clean and optimizes electrical conductivity.

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Please note, unless you do not want any movement of the carriages, they should be able to slide between the rails.

 

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