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Omaha

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« on: October 16, 2017, 10:01:37 AM »

I have an older Spectrum DD40. One of the plastic pieces that connects the drive shaft and the gear shaft is slipping on the gear shaft. The parts department does not seem to carry that piece. Does anyone have any idea about how to repair or replace that piece. I have tried using a small amount of various glues, but that does not last long. In my opinion that part seems prone to failure since it is thin plastic and it only depends on friction to stick to the gear shaft.
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Len

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 02:36:47 PM »

A-Line https://ppw-aline.com/collections/a-line-products/products/12030-universal-joints-coupling-assortment makes several drive shaft "bits and pieces" kits for older Athearn style drives and newer hex end drives.

Len
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RAILSPLITTER

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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 12:00:51 PM »

Bachmann has the part you need for the worm gear coupling for the drive shaft. Another example of lack of product knowledge from inexperience of a

 common Bachmann problem   and surely was a problem that they did fix using a better material that doe not crack like the older models. It is listed in

 the ho scale gp 35 Called Coupler set  Part # 608xx-00e03-78026. They show a coupler,plate and the coupling for the drive shaft you need. They are all

 the same for Bachmann ho road

 diesels except for the dcc GE DASH 8 as far as I am aware.
 
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Len

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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 02:57:07 PM »

Inexperience isn't the only issue. I've be model railroading 50+ years, and it would have never occurred to me in a thousand years to look at a coupler assembly specifically listed for the GP-35 to find a drive shaft coupling that also fits other locomotives.

Bachmann needs to list that drive shaft coupling seperately, with a note that it is a 'universal' HO diesel part except for the GE Dash-8.

Len
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RAILSPLITTER

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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 08:10:44 PM »

Yes sir they do . Hope the Administrator passes this on . I stumbled upon it looking for something else in the parts inventory .Found it odd they would package it like that . It is a coupling not a coupler Bachmann! Maybe this is a way to sell more couplers Grin!

Jon
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Omaha

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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 12:28:02 PM »

To Railsplitter. Thanks for the info. That is really weird that they would package it with a coupler and that they would only list it under GP35s.
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