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Offline Dr Al

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Re: Overhaul all my Loco's
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2013, 05:40:25 PM »
Some things to check:

Check for oil on the track and wheels, items either on the track or below the loco catching on the track or lifting it off the track. Check that the tender isn't lifting the drivers off the track.

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Overhaul all my Loco's
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2015, 04:47:41 PM »
Don't run the Farish class 60 upside down!
It mashes the gears  the same as the class 66 mentioned before.

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Mark

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Re: Overhaul all my Loco's
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2015, 05:45:09 PM »
The confidence to have a go, the sense to stop when unsure and ask the question is all you need.
Very good advice Russ - I think I'll pin a copy of that on my workbench
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Re: Overhaul all my Loco's
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2015, 02:09:16 PM »
Hi just check that the coupler the drive shaft goes into is not split - have had one on my bench, worse case is worm split on tower as ever with derlin gears and components they can split - see farish gear threads..
sorry to hear about 9F not had problem with mine - pony truck apart of version one! I did refit some rods and valve gear the other week when the return crank came out of wheelset.
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Re: Overhaul all my Loco's
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2015, 03:21:19 PM »
Can anyone recommend someone other than BR lines (who are fully loaded until August) to repair a farish Crab chassis

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Re: Overhaul all my Loco's
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2015, 03:23:41 PM »
Can anyone recommend someone other than BR lines (who are fully loaded until August) to repair a farish Crab chassis

Paul, I'd be happy to take a look at it if you don't find anyone else.

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Alan
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Re: Overhaul all my Loco's
« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2015, 03:25:53 PM »
Can anyone recommend someone other than BR lines (who are fully loaded until August) to repair a farish Crab chassis

Paul, I'd be happy to take a look at it if you don't find anyone else.

Best,
Alan

Alan

That would be brilliant, after looking at it last night I think you might be right about heat distortion

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Re: Overhaul all my Loco's
« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2015, 03:30:43 PM »
Alan

That would be brilliant, after looking at it last night I think you might be right about heat distortion

If that's the case then hopefully the armature has survived - if not then you may need to replace it (together with the bearings).  :(

Drop me a PM and we can see where to go with it.

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Re: Overhaul all my Loco's
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2015, 07:23:47 AM »
Alan

Thanks for the kind offer, I will PM you tonight when I get home from work, that's if they ever let me out

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Re: Overhaul all my Loco's
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2018, 11:50:53 PM »
Hi all, interesting and useful posts. I think this question comes under the heading of servicing locos as it does in the how to instal a union mills Tender motor into a Peco Jubilee tender. I have thought long and hard as to whether I am brave enough to do it as I have no wiring info for the loco and every where iv'e looked for it in all the prime places ie. Peters spares etc. and drawn a blank. So looking back to the start of the problem and the dead loco I am wondering if I have leapt back to the future and retry the brushes then remembered even the pencil lead trick didn't work so here is the question. Can i get Grafar brushes to fit the motor or to rub down to size or are there any other brands to try. Also the meta current collector had been snapped of , so how does a new one fit on?. I hope some of you gentlemen and ladies out there might have had the same sort of problems and can steer a very con fused old codger in the right direction. also can you reply loudly as i am deaf. The last is tongue in cheek humour brought on by learning how daft I am
Thank you for your thoughts in advance
Ken

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Re: Overhaul all my Loco's
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2018, 12:15:24 AM »
Ken,

I have some spare brushes for the Peco Jubilee (actually Rivarossi/Atlas) motors. PM me if this is of any help.

Cheers,
Alan
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