View single post by S.L.C.C.
 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 03:07 pm
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Joined: Mon Jun 18th, 2012
Location: Soledad, California USA
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Hello all,

First of all, I'm hoping I'm posting this in the correct Forum.

Second, I recently bought a 'new in box' (which it was, plastic was still intact),
HO Bachmann Spectrum Class-B 2-truck Climax locomotive.

Upon placing it on the track and attempting a first operation for the new loco,
I noticed that the motor ran, the driveshaft for the cylinders ran, and the output driveshaft ran,
however the plastic "CV" joints at each end of the metal shaft, did not turn,
the metal spun inside them,.

Then upon inspecting the trucks, because it seemed to roll funny,
I noticed that the plastic gears in both trucks seemed stripped.

I ordered a new driveshaft/output shaft from Bachmann, with metal gears,
and I ordered all new trucks with metal gears.
After installing the new parts, now the new drive/output shaft does not turn at all,
however I can hear the motor run and watch the cylinders/pistons function.

I've done a bit of research,
and been told to investigate the main driveshaft in the gearbox, and it's plastic gear set.
However, upon trying to order one from Bachmann, it shows they're sold out.

I've been told NWSL makes a replacement gearbox,
however looking on their website I was unable to locate one.

Any and all help is Very much appreciated,
as I would really like to get this money pit loco running again.


John G.

Last edited on Tue Aug 6th, 2019 03:59 am by S.L.C.C.

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