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Title: wiring and replacement parts
Post by: oldmainlander1169 on September 11, 2015, 06:48:16 AM
i obtained a southern pacific, engine # 4449,,train #99, item # from box 55007,, looking for main drive gear and wiring detail, has the map of the coast line on the box, has no computer board, white plastic motor, any help would be greatly appreciated


Title: Re: wiring and replacement parts
Post by: jbrock27 on September 11, 2015, 07:04:40 AM
Give a looksee here:

http://hoseeker.net/

...if you first have not had any luck looking on this site under Parts and Information, then Product Reference.

If, after that you have no luck, my suggestion is post a picture here with what you have with the shell off and some guidance will hopefully find its way to you.


Title: Re: wiring and replacement parts
Post by: Len on September 11, 2015, 08:43:43 AM
It's a GS4 4-8-4 Daylight: http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1855 (http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1855)

I would suspect the insides are similar to the N&W 4-8-4 J-Class exploded diagram here:

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/H821X-IS001-B.PDF (http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/H821X-IS001-B.PDF)

The only wiring diagram I could find is for installing a DCC decoder and sound in the GS4. It's at:

http://www.wiringfordcc.com/sbhgs4.htm (http://www.wiringfordcc.com/sbhgs4.htm)

Len


Title: Re: wiring and replacement parts
Post by: jbrock27 on September 11, 2015, 10:53:11 AM
Nice of you to do the gentleman's research for him Len.


Title: Re: wiring and replacement parts
Post by: richardl on September 11, 2015, 01:21:11 PM
i obtained a southern pacific, engine # 4449,,train #99, item # from box 55007,, looking for main drive gear and wiring detail, has the map of the coast line on the box, has no computer board, white plastic motor, any help would be greatly appreciated

Welcome.
I would suggest taking the shell off of the frame and take a picture. Get a Photo Bucket account to do this. Makes things a lot easier for others here. The only way to post pictures.

http://photobucket.com/

Does the tender have metal wheels?

Rich


Title: Re: wiring and replacement parts
Post by: jbrock27 on September 11, 2015, 02:33:00 PM
I would suggest taking the shell off of the frame and take a picture.
Rich

What a novel idea.  I wish I had thought of that first.


Title: Re: wiring and replacement parts
Post by: oldmainlander1169 on September 11, 2015, 03:26:46 PM
thank you ,jbrock27 and Len,, it is a daylight gs4 with plastic wheels, now to obtain parts for this puppy, have part # but, can i order from Bachmanns or else where,???  thank you for suggesting a picture I am not a computer person, so it is going to take me awhile for picture taking..the part i am looking for is the gear on the drive wheels,,


Title: Re: wiring and replacement parts
Post by: richardl on September 11, 2015, 04:05:26 PM
thank you ,jbrock27 and Len,, it is a daylight gs4 with plastic wheels, now to obtain parts for this puppy, have part # but, can i order from Bachmanns or else where,???  thank you for suggesting a picture I am not a computer person, so it is going to take me awhile for picture taking..the part i am looking for is the gear on the drive wheels,,

This is from the Bachmann Parts page for the older standard GS4.

http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=66_68_668

If you are thinking DCC, you would need metal wheels with pickups and six wires between the loco and tender. Just a guess on my part.

Rich


Title: Re: wiring and replacement parts
Post by: richardl on September 11, 2015, 04:40:52 PM
For posting photos which can help at times.

http://photobucket.com/

Scroll down the forums to General Questions for instructions.

Rich


Title: Re: wiring and replacement parts
Post by: jbrock27 on September 12, 2015, 12:23:43 PM
You are welcome.

oldmain, get the parts from wherever you can :D.  As my compatriots have identified it as an older model, you may very well find a donor on an auction site such as Ebay.  

Rich is an excellent source of info for Photo Bucket.