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Friday fun, or An Argument Agains Tinsel
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 Posted: Fri Nov 4th, 2016 08:31 pm
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Rick S
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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...

Rick

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 Posted: Sat Nov 5th, 2016 01:19 am
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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).

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 Posted: Sun Nov 6th, 2016 12:08 am
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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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