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Udo

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« on: March 02, 2009, 08:47:13 AM »

Hello all friends of the 2-6-6-2 Mallet !

Today I found by chance a seriuos problem on my loco (purchased last week in Shanghai at Bachmann).

I removed the boiler, just to have a look for the planned installation of a sound decoder.

Because I am an engineer, I touch everything to find out, if it is well fixed.

So I also touched the motor of the rear truck. It was shaking!

After dissmounting the truck from the loco and dissassembling the motor holder (6 srews, not 4 as desribed in the manual), I found out that the two screws, which fix the motor from downside to that holder, were loose!

I repaired that thing, but I want to tell everybody who has such a loco, to carefully check the motor fixation.

I think, if one bolt falls into the gearbox, this will cause serious damage.

I hope, that will help.

By the way, if you have very thin and long finger, you can check if the motor is shaking also without dismantling the boiler !

Udo
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009, 12:50:05 AM »

Dear Udo,
Thanks!
I've heard of a couple of cases of loose screws, and have alerted the factory.
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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