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Poole era class 25 running problems
« on: July 21, 2018, 10:03:21 pm »
Hi all
I recently got an old tooling class 25 for a bargain, the seller inherited them and had no idea about condition.

I got the class 25 this morning so sadly I've only really got into it this evening after work.

as you can see from the video below


It gets power, motor turns and then that's it, I've applied power directly to the wheels and get the same effect, sometimes it moves a tiny bit but then stops.

I have found a guide online and followed it on stripping and cleaning the entire thing, which I have followed.

any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Poole era class 25 running problems
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 10:38:55 pm »
As discussed on Facebook, it probably has split gears.
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Re: Poole era class 25 running problems
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 12:02:34 am »
Does the motor run ok without bogies?
Do both bogies move ok without binding when each gently pushed along?
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Re: Poole era class 25 running problems
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2018, 06:47:21 am »
Does the motor run ok without bogies?
Do both bogies move ok without binding when each gently pushed along?

The motor run a ok without bogies.
The bogies themselves do not run completely free when not attached so it's probably a split gear or more than 1.
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Re: Poole era class 25 running problems
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2018, 07:01:40 am »
Very common problem with Farish locomotives of that period.
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Re: Poole era class 25 running problems
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2018, 07:07:02 am »
Very common problem with Farish locomotives of that period.
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Re: Poole era class 25 running problems
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2018, 07:14:35 am »
Yep, I have at least half a dozen sitting in a drawer with the disease!  >:(
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Re: Poole era class 25 running problems
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2018, 10:53:46 am »
Yep, I have at least half a dozen sitting in a drawer with the disease!  >:(

Order yourself a batch of gears and a puller and get them sorted out, it's not difficult!     

I find it very satisfying to restore a poorly loco to health. Some of my old european models can be difficult to find genuine spares, fortunately there are firms who will produce gears to your specification. Not cheap but they get the models working again.  I've bought gears from this firm a few times:

http://www.kkpmo.com/
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Re: Poole era class 25 running problems
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2018, 11:35:17 am »
Some other options for farish gears are

BRLines.co.uk They stock most of the ones you need most of the time

Petersspares.com  They stock some of the gears some of the time

and this eBay seller they are in Taiwan but offer quite quick delivery https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GRAHAM-FARISH-N-Drive-Axle-Gear-Can-Use-Class-31-90-25-pieces/253738908048 these are just the Axle Gears  which are the most common gear to fail, although sometimes it will be one of the others.

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