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DoyleS

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« on: December 14, 2019, 03:50:32 PM »

I am retrofitting 3 new Annie Chassis on 3 older Big Haulers.
In reading the instructions from Loco Bill there was no mention of the large weights that sit over the motor gear assy inside the old engines. 
It looks like these can be moved to the new chassis but unsure if this is recommended. 
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DoyleS

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2019, 08:07:02 PM »

Looks like the old weights come off easily and fit the new Annie Chassis.
Doing a search on weights,  I was able to find enough info to indicate it would be a good idea to install the weights to improve pulling power.
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Joe Zullo

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2019, 10:00:31 PM »

I'm sure Loco Bill would say  "you are on the right track!"  Wink
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2019, 02:17:02 PM »

Joe You got it!! 

The weights should install  ok and yes traction will be greatly improved.

Loco Bill
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2019, 10:34:17 PM »

I have made my own weights similar to the bar weights in the gen.5 Annie 4-6-0 locos.
 I bought bar stock in the right width from a local hone improvement or hardware store and cut to length like the orig. cast weight. As I recall it took 7 -1/8 " thick lengths of bar stock glue them together with epoxy and drill the mounting holes. Make the bar weight the same design as the orig. cast ones.

  Later DrWho
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