Following a wheel change to the ex-SR Q1, operators have noticed slight inconsistencies in the locomotives motion. As it was likely that the problem was caused by poor quartering, the driving wheels were removed for adjustment. Unfortunately, when the locomotive was put back together, it decided to short out. This was rectified by modifying the wiring between the wheels and motor. Since then, the Q1 was put back into service and has successfully hauled a return Southern Region goods working.
BRED (Banbury Connections Rolling Stock and Engineering Department)
The rolling stock update is produced by BRED and looks at changes and repairs of notable interest to the Banbury Connections fleet. Some past projects can be found under the resources section of the website. If you are curious about the performance of a particular locomotive feel free to contact us and I will endeavour to provide a fair assessment of any models we own.