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 Posted: Fri Dec 16th, 2016 09:52 pm
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I TOLD YOU THAT WAS A GREAT BOOK! Now, check with the NMRA (not the Monkey Assn, the other one) about the PORTER book. Then you will achieve "funky nirvana" .........

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 Posted: Fri Dec 16th, 2016 11:32 pm
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Si. wrote: Howdy Woodie :cb:



I did !



I thought it looked really interesting.

I searched on Google for 'Glover Machine Works'...

...& your review at Freerails came up !

Musta missed that one in the books Forum.



Bit rare & pricey here in Britain.

But happened to get lucky & score a perfect copy for £13.24p !



Dave the postman will probably launch it into the mailbox on Monday !



I have great expectations from what I hear about it.

I don't have that much locomotive info in book form.



Odd, I had a copy of it (bought for next to nothing at a used book store), read it, decided to get rid of it as I specialize very tightly for RR books, then took it to several model train shows before anyone showed interest in it.
It's a classic case for valuable but only to a few people...



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 Posted: Fri Dec 23rd, 2016 10:02 am
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Hi Mogul Mashers :wave:


A good link on how to open your Bachmann Mogul.


http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/mogul_dcc/


I couldn't get mine apart for the life of me !

The secret is the 'front tab', this shows you how.


:moose:


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 Posted: Sat Dec 24th, 2016 11:55 am
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Hi Guys :wave:


Well ... The 'clunky' Mogul I bought on eBay ... is def. CLUNKY !

& yep ! ... The gear-wheel on the rear-axle has SPLIT !

The rest of the loco is in A1 condition, it appears from wheels paint etc. to have been hardly run.


So I eMailed Bachmann UK ... & heard back already, from the spares-dept.

They are able to supply a new 'wheelset', comprising 3-axles inc. gear & all coupling-rods, for £22.00p inc. P&P.

Added to my eBay cost of £44.94p ... that makes the loco, a C&S No.22 version, cost £66.94p, all P&P and spares included.

My first one, a 'boxed' Bumblebee, cost me £78.49p inc. P&P.


Mmm...


Or I could send it back to the seller & get a refund, costing me P&P both ways, of about £10.00p


I seriously doubt very much, I'd be that likely to find a decent C&S version for £67, anytime soon anywhere in the UK.


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Si.


Gee ... Those Moguls do make my Porter, Shay & crispy 4-wheel critters look a tad 'miniature' ! ;)


Seasons Greetings !

& a Merry Mogul New Year to y' 'll !


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I never had a gutted one in my hands, but how hard is to remove one wheel from the axle and replace the gear with a similar one?. Anything put together from different parts can be disassembled again, just takes a bigger "Scottish adjusting tool". The one you have is doomed anyway (diabolical grin).
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 Posted: Sat Dec 24th, 2016 02:53 pm
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Hi Jose :wave:

It is slightly annoying for a tight-wad like me to flash £22 for, as you say, a piddly lil' placky cog !!

Actually it's B!@@$? insane !

Problem is finding the correct gear to put back on the axle.

Could be damn hard to find.

I did wonder about trying to 'hand file' one out of brass.

Anything is 'doable', but how long would that take me ? ... & would it be any good ?

You are right of course Jose.

The existing parts are DOOMED ! ... Possibly sellable though !

I'll have a look at how easy it will be to break it even more, removing the wheels from the axle. ;)

Mmm... Pops always said, " Don't despair, REPAIR ! " ... I do try to.


:moose:


Si.


Just realized, the repair-bill for No.22 ... is £22 ...



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 Posted: Sat Dec 24th, 2016 04:00 pm
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Si, Bachmundane has this real problem with splitting gears due to "too tight" dimensions. Most every BM loco I have owned has had the problem. It is (or should be) possible to replace JUST THE GEAR but BM, like auto makers, etc., want to sell us great unwashed the WHOLE TAMALE! You will need a new gear, the old cracked one CANNOT be repaired, no matter what "info" you find on de net. If it were me (what?), I would find some kindly old friend who knows how to make gears and have him/her make a new one from brass. I know this is possible, my BM Shays needed new pinion gears long ago and a fellow up north made new brass ones for me (before NWSL came & went) which are still in service today. Yes, Botchman makes pretty trinkets but they have design faults which make reliable and long term operation just a "pipe dream"...

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Make a search online for a similar gear (size and # of teeth. As long as the diameter is the same one tooth more or less will work). Drilling a hole for the axle is ridiculously simple. Anybody with a cheap lathe can do it.
Check old toys also.
And don't worry about time. You are not "on the clock".
Jose.

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I would think one of those gears you showed me a photo of would work.
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" Check old toys also ... And don't worry about time. You are not "on the clock"."


Hi Jose :wave:


Always the 'philosopher' !

You are right, there is no great RUSH to hand over the booty to Bachmann !!

I am checking my 'old toys' as well. ;)

In fact, my slotcar drive-train stash MAY just have the answer to the problem ... we'll see.


Hi Rick :wave:


It is possible that the 60-piece gear-set may have something for the job also.

It is currently in a shipping-container, rounding Cape Horn ( I suspect ) !

I eMailed P&O and asked them to tell the ships Captain to STEP ON IT ! :shocked:


In any case...

...with my RAZOR SAW techniques a bit rusty, the WHOLE loco is probably gonna be a 'write off' soon anyway ! ;)


:moose:


Si.



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