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Mark Oles

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« on: May 15, 2019, 04:06:15 PM »

Hi folks,

I just picked up a used bachmann streetcar. This is one of the four wheel streetcars, not a Peter Wit.  I tested the motor and it was a little noisy so I opened the gearbox and saw the old white grease was pretty much gone.  I added some LGB gear grease, and then the motor wouldn't turn.  After some further inspection, the motor appears to have a bad sector. Also, I noted that during the testing (with a 1 amp LGB power supply) that the motor would run at a high speed and then start to do what I can only describe as 'rpm drift'.  It appears this design just isn't really that beefy.  Looking online, the spare part replacement is an entire chassis. Has the motor been upgraded or will it be the same?

Thanks for any feedback,

Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 10:38:40 PM »

Hi Mark,

There was an upgraded chassis on the later versions, but I can't remember the nitty gritty details.

I believe the Bachmann numbers were 93941 and 93942.  Most likely the available chassis are the latest.  I can't confirm any of the above, but service might know.

Best i can do for now Mark,


Loco Bill,  Roundhouse Foreman
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