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Removing the wheels off the Axle

Started by JamesSullivan, April 01, 2024, 04:56:28 PM

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I brought a Bachmann 93938 G Scale United Traction Co Motorized Open Street Car/Box on Ebay and I found out that the gear snapped off into pieces in the motor block. Is there a way to remove the wheels off the axle to add new gears?

Loco Bill Canelos

Hi James,

No guarantee but a simple way I have used is to use the smallest open end wrench you have and place it on the wheel-set with the insulation and place the axle end on a metal block and then tap the wrench lightly with a small hobby hammer til it comes loose.  I have successfully added new axle gears using the same method. In the case of the trolley you will need to remove the little axle cover.

This way is a bit crude but I do not have a gear puller or other purpose made tools. You do need to be very careful when re installing to get a perfect fit. 

Hope this helps!

Loco Bill
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