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Title: Noisy Bachman Santa Fe Engine
Post by: monte1000 on October 01, 2017, 08:48:22 PM
I have a Bachman Santa Fe Engine.  It is very noisy and sounds like grinding gears.  Is there anyway of fixing this?  Thanks very much.


Title: Re: Noisy Bachman Santa Fe Engine
Post by: Trainman203 on October 02, 2017, 04:41:32 PM
Anything can be fixed but it helps to know which "Santa Fe" engine itbis.


Title: Re: Noisy Bachman Santa Fe Engine
Post by: monte1000 on October 02, 2017, 08:50:21 PM
Thanks for the reply.  It is 3507.  Black and yellow.  It says dcc on board.  Thats all I can find.   Thanks again.


Title: Re: Noisy Bachman Santa Fe Engine
Post by: Joe323 on October 03, 2017, 07:42:39 AM
Are you running DC or DCC ?


Title: Re: Noisy Bachman Santa Fe Engine
Post by: Trainman203 on October 03, 2017, 08:22:17 AM
If it sounds like grinding gears that could be what it is.  Take the shell off and lubricate gears with a light grease meant for models.  If the engine sat idle for a very long time, like Christmas trains often do, old grease could be congealed on the gears, which would first have to be cleaned off.


Title: Re: Noisy Bachman Santa Fe Engine
Post by: monte1000 on October 03, 2017, 11:12:54 AM
Thanks very much.  I will try that.