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Barry BBT

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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2011, 06:10:13 PM »

Chuck,

One of the rules I learned along the way is "that the driving gear must be harder than the driven gear". 

I haven't had a gear failure in 12 years.

You would be better off with NWSL #2226-6 machined Delrin gear.

Barry - BBT
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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2011, 10:30:27 AM »

Thanks Barry,

I ordered the delrin gear as you recommended and will install those. You don't know of a source for the driver axlebox springs by chance?

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Chuck Collins
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Barry BBT

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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2011, 12:25:20 AM »

Chuck,

I checked out the Lee springs and found them way too expensive.  I have a lot of KaDee springs and will try to see if they will fit and are strong enough to do the job.

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« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2011, 08:51:40 AM »

Barry,

I, myself, will be very interested in the results of your test.  Since I installed your drive, mine will rock from corner to corner.  I may have mixed the contact springs with the journal springs.  They sure looked the same.  I also have plenty of kadee springs

Richard
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« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2011, 04:53:34 PM »

I've got a couple of Connies to tear down so should get to one of them, this evening or tomorrow.

The 4-4-0 also uses similar springs (which includes the 2-6-0, Mogul, Bachmann).

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