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diztrek

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« on: February 26, 2016, 02:24:17 PM »

Hi just ran my Silverado yesterday and it was running great. Today the engine is acting like the brakes are on, not moving? Any suggestions?
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Chuck N

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 02:36:13 PM »

Can you hear if the engine motor is turning?  If it is you probably have a broken gear on the drive axle.  If you can't hear anything check all electrical connections from the power supply to the motor.  Do the lights work?

Chuck
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diztrek

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2016, 03:19:28 PM »

Hi Chuck, thanks for your reply. It was something simple (dumb); I did not connect the plugs of my airwire connector correctly. It threw me off that there was sound but no movement. Good lesson to make me check that!
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Chuck N

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2016, 05:39:51 PM »

Glad you got it going.  I know the feeling.  Last weekend my modified Delton Doozie/goose had the same problem.

I was a sleep (forgot to throw it) at the switch and it ran into the back of a passenger train in the station.  When I untangled it; the sound  and lights were working, but the motor wasn't.

Since I take this to run on other layouts, it was a crisis.  It has a battery and Revo, so I can run anywhere.

I took it to a friend and he found a connection in the motorblock was open.  I took it to him since he had made the modifications earlier.  It is now waddling down the track like a proper GOOSE.

I'm taking it down to southern Arizona, Sierra Vista, in early March for an informal get together.  Had Stan not gotten it working I would of had to take its picture for its travel log as a stationary object.

Here is a link to MLS for the travel log.

http://forums.mylargescale.com/11-public-forum/50050-travels-modified-delton-doozie.html

So far it has been to layouts in Arizona, Nebraska, Virginia, Maryland and Maine and an abandoned roadbed on Nantucket Island, Ma.  I hope to get it to Colorado later next month.

Chuck
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Ted Yarbrough

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2016, 08:45:48 AM »

Chuck,
 I love what Stan did with the Delton Doozie Goose! Thanks for sharing the photos. Would love to see more.
Ted
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Chuck N

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2016, 10:38:22 AM »

Ted

Thanks for the comments.  It is a fun little project.  I will keep posting pictures as the occasions/events occur.

Right now the motor has died, so until I can get a new USAT motor it will be posing, not running.

Chuck
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