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Title: How do you replace the truck on a ES44AC unit Southern 8099
Post by: BMedley on May 05, 2022, 12:34:59 PM
I have a Bachmann ES44AC Southern 8099.  I have a replacement truck but I cannot figure out how to get the old one out.  I have removed the shell but I have not figured out how to get the truck loose from the drive and off the frame.

Help is greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: How do you replace the truck on a ES44AC unit Southern 8099
Post by: cact25 on May 05, 2022, 04:03:31 PM
A photo would help. Itís probably the same as Athearn.

Jim K


Title: Re: How do you replace the truck on a ES44AC unit Southern 8099
Post by: BMedley on May 05, 2022, 07:58:41 PM
Here are photos.  One shows the top view of the current truck still in the frame and the truck to be used to replace it.  The other shows a side view.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ap3Liy36Lk92Wk2E6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/PiHannsZxVj8awmGA

Let me know if these photos don't post.


Title: Re: How do you replace the truck on a ES44AC unit Southern 8099
Post by: cact25 on May 05, 2022, 09:02:10 PM
It looks lik an Athearn part might work. Try finding Athearn truck removal instructions, maybe on YouTube.
Jim K


Title: Re: How do you replace the truck on a ES44AC unit Southern 8099
Post by: Terry Toenges on May 05, 2022, 10:42:17 PM
In looking at Bachmann's product reference page for yours, it looks like you would just pry off the cap like the guy did on the Athearn one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z4TIwqZ0Jw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z4TIwqZ0Jw)


Title: Re: How do you replace the truck on a ES44AC unit Southern 8099
Post by: BMedley on May 13, 2022, 03:23:23 PM
Thanks for all those that provided help.

I was able to get the truck replaced and the loco seems to be working good.