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lazybritches

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« on: April 08, 2008, 02:05:28 PM »

I purchased a used williams cab forward 4-8-8-2 and I cannot get it to run at all. Does anyone know where I can get it repaired or at least get a schematic for it. It came with no info. Would it still be under warrenty? Any help would be great. I am in NC if that helps any. Thanks
Edward
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japasha

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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 07:52:45 PM »

I have one as well and it didn't run when I got it. I replaced the reversing unit/sound in the tender with a TMCC board from Train America Studios. The installation isn't hard. If you have a three rail version the boards are a bit different than three rail but the real problem is in the board. The motor is probably fine, I removed the boiler from mine and tested the motor.

The battery system is the major problem as they get drained and can damage the system.
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John Brennan

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 10:22:01 PM »

Go to the ogr forum and contact Marty of Ma&Pa Junction. He can get you in contact with a former Williams company repairman. HTH
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