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Author Topic: 2-4-2; Pickup problems and gears, typical problems? How old is it?  (Read 6034 times)
charon
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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2009, 05:56:05 PM »

Excellent, Vic.
Thanks for posting,
Chuck
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bnsonger47


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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2009, 07:04:52 PM »

Nice jobs with both bashes.

The gears are the problem. So, Barry, why don't I just ship you this unit and my 10-wheeler and give you most of my money to fix me up?

Before you take me up on this, you might ask how much money I do or don't have. : > )

Actually, I'll pull it apart next week. I do like the looks of this small loco.
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Byron Songer
Victorian Crossing
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2009, 02:59:53 AM »

Brian,

Please do.  I am at:

6822 W. Villa St.
Phoenix, AZ 85043

623-936-6088

I'll look everything over, tell you what I see and what I can do and what it will cost.  I won't waste your time or mine.

Barry - BBT
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Old John


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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2009, 12:01:13 PM »

Like Dave, in New Zealand, I've had Tender version 2-4-2 running in thew Florida
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Old John


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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2009, 12:08:43 PM »

Sorry about the partial post, but I've had mine running in the Florida sun and salt air since September 2002, only requirement - lots of lube. I use a grease intended for plastic pool valves, it with stands high heat, impervious to water (both fresh and salt), doesn't throw off the gears, plastic compatible and only cost about $3.00 an ounce.
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2009, 11:09:22 PM »

John,

Please let us know the brand of that lube?

Thanks
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Loco Bill,  Roundhouse Foreman
Colorado & Kansas Railway Missouri Western Railway
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Dave

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« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2009, 03:48:49 PM »

I use the Lube Grease that is in VHS players. Plastic compatable and does'nt break down in the heat. On side Rods and slides,axles and the such I use Power Steering Oil. It is designed for use with plastic and Nylon parts and so far after 8 years it has'nt done any damage to my Loco's or Rolling Stock.

                         Dave
                 
                           New Zealand
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2009, 12:01:03 AM »

Thanks Dave!!

I learn something everyday!!  Great tip.
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Loco Bill,  Roundhouse Foreman
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Old John


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« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2009, 06:40:35 PM »

Loco Bill,

The Grease is called "Lube Tube", available in any swimming pool supply store. Features listed on the bsck of the tube are "Waterproof, non-toxic, biodegradable, prevents rust & corrosion, compatible with plastics, metals & rubber, non-dripping, non-flammable, non-staining and odorless". All for $2.95.

John
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