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g-guage_trains

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« on: January 09, 2016, 04:39:59 PM »

Hi, the driver gear for my Bachmann 0-4-0 porter cracked. Can someone tell me place a new gear?
Bachmann shows only the driver and motor assembly. If possible, not a Bachmann gear.
Also, e-mailed Barry, no answer yet.
Thanks, alanrr
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016, 11:30:37 PM »

Alan,

You might give service a call and see what they can do. 

You could try NWSL for the gear.  They have a special form for requests.

Here is the link:
http://nwsl.com/Gear_Request_FORM.html

Assuming they have what you need, they give great service.

Good luck,

Bill
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g-guage_trains

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 12:41:27 PM »

Thanks Bill, I sent a request today to NWSL.
alanrr
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2016, 05:22:37 PM »

Hey Alan,

Please let us know if it works out!!

Bill
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 12:36:19 PM »

Hi Bill, answer from NWSL.
Sorry to say, the way Bachmann made those engines defies anything we can do in our machine shop so we've never made gears for that locomotive. The only real fix for those engines is to gut the factory gearing and install a 259-6 gearbox, which is a fair amount of work but it results in a working engine that doesn't grind up gears.
alanrr
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2016, 02:21:40 PM »

Alan,

Sorry to hear about that, what do you think about installing the gearbox??

Was the service dept at Bachmann able to help???

Might be time to get a new Spectrum Porter. Trainworld has them for $99.

http://www.trainworld.com/manufacturers/bachmann/bachmann-g-scale/bachmann-steam-locomotives-4/bachmann-colorado-mining-company-spectrum-1203-large-scale-0-4-0-side-tank-porter-locomotive-dcc-ready-82596/

Bill
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