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Friday fun, or An Argument Agains Tinsel
Posted: Fri Nov 4th, 2016 08:31 pm
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Joined: Wed Oct 26th, 2016
I was assembling a Christmas train set for my daughter and got out a couple of old 2-4-0 O27 locos to check out. One ran great; the other was a bit sluggish, so I took it apart to clean and lube it. This was what I found. An ancient bit of tinsel was wound around the motor shaft and jammed in the gears. Amazingly, that loco now runs like a scalded dog!
Just say no to tinsel...
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Last edited on Fri Nov 4th, 2016 08:31 pm by Rick S ____________________ Model railroaders are alchemists: We turn gold into rusty iron.
Posted: Sat Nov 5th, 2016 01:19 am
2 nd Post
Joined: Wed Apr 1st, 2015
Location: Portsmouth, USA
Good catch Rick!!!
A guy I used to work with knew I was into trains and he brought in a box of old Lionel engines for me to "fix".
Everyone had dog hair and carpet lint wrapped around the axles so bad none of them would run. I cleaned/lubed them all and the only real thing I found broken was a couple of headlight lamps.
Carpet running will cause such things (but it sure is fun).
Posted: Sun Nov 6th, 2016 12:08 am
3 rd Post
The lucky kids were those that got their track assembled on lino instead of carpet. Took a fair bit longer before they stopped. :>)
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