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MICE
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October 23rd, 2017, 9:49 am #141

That's more like it, I like the vid. It gives me a realistic idea of what it is capable of.  I just like to see it being sold for what it is. I'd call it a cute light rail loco, all metal construction and fairly efficient with a light load, power coated finish that will be happy on a small tight garden railway.  
Happy Steaming

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ferrysteam
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October 23rd, 2017, 5:06 pm #142

MICE wrote: "Put the wind up other manufacturers"
 I don;t think so,Here's a comparison of a 20 year old loco that sell for half the price new with nearly "15kg" all up draging a full cold train at half power..no gearbox noise.
LGB

The LGB Stainz is electric and has traction tyres for grip also it is made of plastic which is cheaper to make and with plastic gears it is quiet when running. The Boulton is of all metal construction and battery powered. Basically they are quite different animals. Helen has a Stainz.🙂
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gen3v8
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October 24th, 2017, 7:15 am #143

ferrysteam wrote:
MICE wrote: "Put the wind up other manufacturers"
 I don;t think so,Here's a comparison of a 20 year old loco that sell for half the price new with nearly "15kg" all up draging a full cold train at half power..no gearbox noise.
LGB

The LGB Stainz is electric and has traction tyres for grip also it is made of plastic which is cheaper to make and with plastic gears it is quiet when running. The Boulton is of all metal construction and battery powered. Basically they are quite different animals. Helen has a Stainz.🙂
So batteries don`t run an electric motor?  Is that what you`re saying?  Just saying🤔
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Mamod
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October 24th, 2017, 8:34 am #144

I think that before this gets out of hand just compare like for like .nylon gears  are quite but don't last long
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mikewakefielduk
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October 24th, 2017, 9:31 am #145

Absolutely, its horses for courses. If you don't like something about it, don't have a rant, just accept the Mamod Boulton is what it is, a painted steel bodied 4 wheel battery powered model loco, weighing around 1.6kg and styled on a shunter from the Newcastle Docks. If you don't like it then fine, its your choice.  

As for the whining noise, a  motor engineer I know told me that helical gears are quiet but straight cut gears whine (which is why cars whine in reverse), so presumably the Boulton's noise comes mainly from the motor's 30:1 reduction gear box. Perhaps a little synthetic grease would help. Other battery locos have the same issue, presumably because they too have a reduction gear box. I was watching a Little John running a few days ago that was making a bit of a whining noise and it has large nylon final drive gears. 
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Ye-Ole Steam Dude
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October 24th, 2017, 10:29 am #146

Gday to all,

For what it is worth (about 2 cents at best) I like this new loco and I do not currently own any loco. As some of you know, I am a stationary steam engine / marine steam engine fellow. But hey, I like that little loco and would not mind having one.

Have a wonderful day,
Thomas
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Mamod
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October 27th, 2017, 1:33 pm #147

Ye-Ole Steam Dude wrote: Gday to all,

For what it is worth (about 2 cents at best) I like this new loco and I do not currently own any loco. As some of you know, I am a stationary steam engine / marine steam engine fellow. But hey, I like that little loco and would not mind having one.

Have a wonderful day,
Thomas
If your a marine fan maybe you would be good enough to give us your comments on our marine range.all feedback welcome
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MICE
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October 27th, 2017, 1:50 pm #148

Obviously any negative feedback is not welcome.Personally i would want to know .
Happy Steaming

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Ye-Ole Steam Dude
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October 27th, 2017, 3:30 pm #149

Mamod wrote:
Ye-Ole Steam Dude wrote: Gday to all,

For what it is worth (about 2 cents at best) I like this new loco and I do not currently own any loco. As some of you know, I am a stationary steam engine / marine steam engine fellow. But hey, I like that little loco and would not mind having one.

Have a wonderful day,
Thomas
If your a marine fan maybe you would be good enough to give us your comments on our marine range.all feedback welcome
G' day Mamod

To be honest, I have never owned or used one of you marine engines. It would not be fair for me to give an opinion.

Have a great day,
Thomas
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Mamod
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October 29th, 2017, 6:00 pm #150

Mice I have never known you lot to hold back on negative feedback
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