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TERRYINTEXAS

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« on: August 23, 2012, 04:35:12 PM »

Does any one know when the front power truck will be available for purchase ase a replacement part
I have an older doodlebug that thumps when it runs and i suspect a
cracked gear
Terry
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genetk44


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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012, 05:03:29 PM »

can't you just change the gear? or axle?
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TERRYINTEXAS

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 09:44:29 AM »

can't you just change the gear? or axle?


Gears and axels are not sold seperately
Sadly Cry
I didn't find any in the parts list   Angry
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genetk44


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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012, 10:08:30 AM »

Google is your friend  Grin From the NWSL website !3rdbox down on the left....     http://shop.osorail.com/category.sc?categoryId=97

HO BACHMANN EMC gas-electric (DOODLEBUG) replacement gear: 0.4mod x 15T RWG x 5.0mm worm x 2.0mm bore x .190" face (for complete wheelsets see #2588-6 thru 2591-6)

And these
http://shop.osorail.com/category.sc?categoryId=136
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TERRYINTEXAS

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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2012, 06:33:36 PM »

Google is your friend  Grin From the NWSL website !3rdbox down on the left....     http://shop.osorail.com/category.sc?categoryId=97

HO BACHMANN EMC gas-electric (DOODLEBUG) replacement gear: 0.4mod x 15T RWG x 5.0mm worm x 2.0mm bore x .190" face (for complete wheelsets see #2588-6 thru 2591-6)

And these
http://shop.osorail.com/category.sc?categoryId=136





Yes i went to the NWSL site and they even have a repowering kitfor $149

But i can buy a brand new bug and coach for 99$

http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/Bachmann-Spectrum-HO-EMC-Doodlebug-w-Trailer-Undec-p/bac-81421.htm
thier gears are more than the whole front truck unit listed here in the parts section
Terry
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genetk44


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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012, 07:02:55 PM »

yeah but you can get the gears for $10. or the gears on the axles for $25
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TERRYINTEXAS

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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2012, 02:31:00 PM »

yeah but you can get the gears for $10. or the gears on the axles for $25

Yes but the whole front truck assembly is listed here for

 Fr. Power Truck (New-Doodle Bug)(HO Scale) $12.00

and after taking it apart i found no cracked gears so i'm wondering if its
the housing its self causing the thumping noise

I was hoping one of the staff would answer the question of when that part would be available
I can't call because i am mute due to throat cancer
Terry

 
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genetk44


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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2012, 04:12:17 PM »

I saw something yesterday about the cap on the truck housing,inside the body being loose and causing noise.....I'll try and find the article and post the link here for you
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genetk44


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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2012, 04:21:21 PM »

Ok...go to this link.    http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/t/157193.aspx.       and check posts #6 and 7.....maybe this loose clip thingy is your problem if the gears aren't cracked
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TERRYINTEXAS

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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2012, 03:44:04 PM »

Ok...go to this link.    http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/t/157193.aspx.       and check posts #6 and 7.....maybe this loose clip thingy is your problem if the gears aren't cracked

Thanks for the link but the clip is not the problem
it actually makes a thumping noise like it has a flat wheel
i'm wondering if the whole housing may be warped since i can find no cracked gears
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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2012, 06:04:27 PM »

Well sounds like you got a real mystery on your hands.
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TERRYINTEXAS

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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2012, 09:09:19 AM »

Well sounds like you got a real mystery on your hands.

Yes i do
The only other thing i can think of is the drive shaft is causing the
thumping
Terry
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genetk44


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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2012, 10:57:53 AM »

You have run it with the body off and as much of the workings exposed as possible...right?
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TERRYINTEXAS

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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2012, 08:00:57 AM »

Yes i have but the drive shaft is out of sight andcan only be viewed from the bottom
heres a video and if you listen close you can hear the thumping
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TLqzaY4ba8
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genetk44


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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2012, 08:43:11 AM »

OK...was the thumping there before the sound was installed? Im wondering if its being caused by some part of the sound installation...a wire touching a moving part or the decoder or speaker interfering with something.
I just ran my Doodlebug...I had installed a non-sound decoder in it when I got it last year...definately doesn't have that thumping sound. Id be very suspicious about something of the decoder or speaker system in yours interferring with the running gear OR just somehow magnifying the volume of a previously unnoticeable sound. Ill be interested to hear about your solution.
 Cheers
Gene
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