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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 2-6-0 mogul Russian Iron on: March 05, 2018, 09:13:28 PM

 After I wrote my request I read your reply on another post and you mentioned about the brass gears.

 The person I talked to at NWSL suggested that I drill and tap a 2mm thread for a set screw in the gear I bought from them. The set screw would jam tight to the flat part of the axel thus holding the gear fast to the drive shaft. He said his gear is made of a plastic that nothing will stick to  so filling the space in the gear with some kind of filler won't be a fix alone but with the set screw and perhaps some kind of filler  I think this might be a suitable repair. I will let the forum know if I need to make this repair to my 2-6-0 mogul.

Dr Who12
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 2-6-0 mogul Russian Iron on: March 05, 2018, 07:51:20 PM
Hi Loco bill

 Well I went to order a replacement gear for my 2-6-0 mogul and thy are sold out.  I called North West Short Line and thy can't make a gear like the D shaped center hole on the newer gears that were offered in the parts list. The person I talked with gave me some recommendations on how I could still use the old HWSL gear and make it fit the flattened axel.  If my gear brakes when I run the loco this year I'll make the recommended repairs and let the forum know my results.
 I noticed that  Bachmann has a  2-6-0 mogul 2017 version and I wonder if they didn't switch to all brass gearing?

 Later Dr Who 12
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 2-6-0 mogul Russian Iron on: February 21, 2018, 02:35:39 PM
  Thanks again for the quick response.
 Dr Who 12

4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 2-6-0 mogul Russian Iron on: February 20, 2018, 05:15:20 PM
Hi Bill. 

 I have all my loco boxes at a storage unit as I don't have room in my house for these so the weather was good today and I went and dug out the shipping and red box the loco came in and the # on the box is 81499 and the gear is exactly like the one you linked to.

 I'll order a replacement gear from Bachmann as you recommend also do you think North West Shore Line would have a better replacement ? I know they have the splined one as I ordered one before I took my loco apart and found the gear to be different. I also thought I could reinforce the replacement Bachmann gear with carbon fiber and epoxy however on second  I think the lubricant might eventually weaken the epoxy.
 So I'm still confused as to the year my loco was manufactured?

 Thanks again for your help in  this matter.
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 2-6-0 mogul Russian Iron on: February 19, 2018, 07:18:19 PM
Thanks for the quick reply Bill.

  My 2-6-0 Spectrum mogul is unmarked ( no road name) I bought it new on line from a hobby store in Minnesota last year.

 I was thinking it was made earlier than 2000.  I saw a post on the forum about the drive gear breaking even in new condition. Just as a percaution I took my loco apart to replace the drive gear so as not to have any problems when I put it into service but the gear on my loco is different than the one mentioned in the post. My gear is a notched 1/2 shaft design instead of the splined type in the post. My gear apears in perfect condition this is why I was wondering about when it was built as perhaps the later versions had this gear change. I decided to leave everything as is and reassembled the loco as the replacement gear I ordered from another mfg. had the splined design and wouldn't fit.

 Do you think the gear in my loco will break like the splined ones do, if so where could I order a upgrade new gear that would fit?

 Thanks again
 Dr Who 12
6  Discussion Boards / Large / 2-6-0 mogul Russian Iron on: February 17, 2018, 10:10:01 PM
What year was my 2-6-0 Russian Iron DCC ready #81488 produced?
7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: lost my chuff in my 4-6-0 on: February 04, 2018, 02:07:08 PM
 The chuff drum switch activator is on the front driver of all my 4 Annie 4-6-0 locos. I have a 2-6-0 Russian iron mogul with the drum on the back driver under the cab.  I have ordered and installed 3 replacement 4-6-0  Annie chassis and the sound drum switch was on the front driver as well.

 Later Dr Who12
8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: couplers on: January 31, 2018, 04:41:35 PM
Hi Loco Bill.

 I haven't tried installing a standard Bachmann coupler in a Kadee coupler gear box but I cut the existing tongue from the Bachmann truck. I also cut the tongue behind the vertical spring( coupler rod) and mount the complete coupler assembly between the rolling stock frame rails to the floor of the car. On most of the Bachmann cars the coupler fits between the frame rails good and on some occasions the coupler assembly  needs some shimming so that the height matches the 1-1/8'' that Kadee recommends from the top of the rail to the center of the coupler. They also recommend 1-1/6'' but this requires more shimming between the floor of the car and the coupler. I try to make all of my couplers the same height regardless of the brand and I found that Aristo Craft couplers don't work well with other brands I recon with some modification this could be fixed but I haven't explored doing that yet.

 I didn't make any transition cars because all I have to do is remove the body mount coupler and truck and install a hook and loop truck or a knuckle coupler truck and the car is good to go. I have modified 14 rolling stock cars and 4 locos with body mount  Kadee's or the Bachmann knuckle couplers and the most work was fitting a Kadee on the tender of My Bachmann 2-6-0 Russian Iron mogul. The standing platform and the original pin coupler assembly was most of the problem.

 Well that's my progress to date.

 DrWho 12

9  Discussion Boards / Large / couplers on: January 20, 2018, 09:26:31 PM
Hi all
 Has anyone tried installing Bachmann knuckle couplers on the body of their freight cars? I have been installing another brand's couplers on my RR cars and locos but I decided to try using the Bachmann couplers ( to save some bucks) that came with my cars and locos in a body mount vs. the usual truck mount installation.
 Due to the winter weather out side I can't test the results so I was wondering if anyone has tried this?
 The other brand coupler works very well so I have hope that the Bachmann couplers will preform as well.

 Thanks in advance for a reply/ advice.
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: light bulb on: January 17, 2018, 01:08:02 PM
I have resolved the problem with the light on the tender of my E.B.T. Annie 4-6-0 thanks to Loco Bill's help.

11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: LED headlight on: January 17, 2018, 01:02:47 PM
Thanks for the reply to my question Bill..

     There wasn't a resistor in the wiring of the light probably causing the light bulb to fail.
  I ordered a replacement set of wires, bulb and resistor. I will install the resistor in the circuit when I
  repair it. I'll check one of my other locos for the proper location of thee resistor.
  Thanks for info Loco Bill.
12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: LED headlight on: January 16, 2018, 06:19:01 PM
The light on my annie tender burned out. Upon disassembly there wasn't a resistor installed . My E.B.T. 9000 series annie is only 1 yr. old with about 1 hr. of running time. Is this a new wiring system or was the resistor missed upon manufacture? I plan on ordering a new bulb assy. to repair my loco and do I need to install the resistor in the circuit?

 Thanks in advance for helping with my repair.
13  Discussion Boards / Large / light bulb on: January 16, 2018, 11:20:00 AM
Hi All

  It has been a while since I have posted. I recently checked out my locos and noticed my Bachmann E.b.T. 4-6-0 Anniversary tender light wasn't working I bought this loco a year ago and have run the loco a few times on my layout total time about 1 hr.
 I disassembled the light and found the bulb burnt out ( it was an led bulb) also there wasn't a resistor in line on either wire. The loco is a 9000 series so I figured Bachmann deleted the resistor. Am I correct in this and would the replacement bulb listed in the parts be the same or is there another light bulb source? Any help would be appreciated thanks in advance.

 Dr Who 12
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 4-6-0 start on: August 20, 2017, 01:01:55 PM
Thanks Bill for the info it will be most helpful being able to run the caboose with my other Bachmann cars.

 Later DrWho12
15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 4-6-0 start on: August 19, 2017, 09:20:20 PM
I haven't posted anything for quite a while so I thought I would update and mention my latest. I just bought a Spectrum 120.3 caboose and it is amazing. If I didn't know it was a model, under the right setting it could pass for a real caboose.

 Bachmann sure put the detail in this car a bit on the fragile side but that is to be expected with such detail. I was able to get it at a very low price so I couldn't pass it up.
 The only thing is the couplers don't work with the Bachmann regular couplers however the caboose did include an extra set of couplers that I could attach to another freight car and run it ahead of the caboose.

 Well that's it for now.
 Later DrWho12
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