ONLINE
STORE
"ASK THE BACH MAN"
FORUM
PARTS, SERVICE,
& INFORMATION
CATALOGS AND
BROCHURES

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
January 23, 2018, 12:14:09 AM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Please read the Forum Code of Conduct   >>Click Here <<
+  Bachmann Message Board
|-+  Discussion Boards
| |-+  HO
| | |-+  Spectrum 4-6-2
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Spectrum 4-6-2  (Read 1554 times)
38engines

View Profile
« on: November 14, 2008, 08:56:07 AM »

My 4-6-2 steam engine won't run, but the headlight still lights up. What should I be looking at?
Logged
SteamGene

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008, 09:59:41 AM »

Get your ear close to the loco under power and listen for the motor hum.  If it doesn't hum, either the motor is shot or there is a wire loose to it.  If it hums, then there is something wrong with the gear tower.  How old is it?  Are you the original owner? 
Gene
Logged

Chief Brass Hat
Virginia Tidewater and Piedmont Railroad
"Only coal fired steam locomotives"
38engines

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2008, 10:36:52 AM »

There is no humming. The engine is only 3 years old, and I am the original owner.
Logged
hobo1

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008, 03:41:54 PM »

make sure the wheels on the tender are installed correctly or it will create a short and the loco wont run
Logged
SteamGene

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2008, 07:31:32 PM »

If there is a short, the light won't light.  Your problem is either a blown motor (rare, AFAIK) or a bad electrical connection.  Since you are the original owner, your best course of action would be to send it back to Bachmann, unless you have the skills to find and fix the break yourself.
Gene
Logged

Chief Brass Hat
Virginia Tidewater and Piedmont Railroad
"Only coal fired steam locomotives"
Yampa Bob

Y.V.R.R.


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2008, 06:53:51 AM »

Remove the shell, if you have access apply DC power directly to the motor brush terminals. If the motor runs, you have a wire loose or broken, if it doesn't motor is bad.

Logged

I know what I wrote, I don't need a quote
Rule Number One: It's Our Railroad.  Rule Number Two: Refer to Rule Number One.
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!