Work on assembling the power control circuits for new battery loco No.6 has commenced.
Electrical components were supplied by Essel Engineering Ltd along with a very good wiring diagram. The components are:
- Speed controller potentiometerr
- Speed controller PCB with chip installed
- Forward/reverse switch
- Battery on/off switch
These components were assembled, wired and soldered.
Then the assembly was temporarily fitted to the loco chassis, connected to the motor and a temporary 9.6 volt supply.
Result: It works! :-)