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petervweimer

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« on: October 19, 2013, 09:49:33 AM »

Hi all,
just went from happy to sad about my On30 Rail Bus. Received the demanded replacement gears for it from Bachmann some time ago but started working on it only today. There were 3 split gears on the different gear-train parts. I changed them and the bus was at least moving then which it had not done before. It ran quite perfectly backwards but was "wobbling" from one side to the other when driving forward. I then changed all gear parts sent by Bachmann except for the gears in the gearbox (including the complete wheel-sets) but the running is still not better! Anyone with the same problem who could help?
Thanks
Peter
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dutchbuilder


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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 06:12:02 PM »

I did the same and it is a perfect runner.
I had three split gears , the small ones.

Ton
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ScottyB

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 12:17:09 AM »

Only advice I have is to double check all your gear connections, and lubricate them as well. Also, I've found that if the screws on the housings are too tight, the gears won't rotate at all, so check for freedom of movement there as well.

Best of luck to you. Mine ran rough for a while, but I eventually found out the right combination of gears to replace, and all has been well since.

Scott
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