Lionel 275 ZW ?

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Lionel 275 ZW ?
Posted by traindaddy1 on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 8:35 PM

Decision time. Need your advice.

Our ZW was last serviced in 2006.

Recently, one terminal (right side outer) died.

Questions: Would you have it repaired or opt for a reconditioned one?

                What would you consider a fair price for a reconditioned one? 

As always, many thanks.

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 8:40 PM

Fix it. Very easy to do.

Which terminal failed(there are two for the right side outer)?

Rob

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Posted by traindaddy1 on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 9:18 PM
Rob: Far right. The one with handle control.
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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:29 AM

Traindaddy Rob ment the A or the U terminal, I believe. 

I'm thinking it's more than just the terminal with the lug nut on it, I'm wondering if it is a broke wire in side, ( ie connection to the A lug, as it does happen. ) personally if you haven't opened to look you don't know what it could be. It actually could be a lot of things, none of which are real hard to repair. 

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:44 AM

traindaddy1
Rob: Far right. The one with handle control.



Looking at the back or the front? "A" handle or "D" handle? Did you try a different "U" post(all four are electrically the same, sometimes they will become disconnected inside the case, and it's always the one at A or D that comes loose first) with that handle?

Rob

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Posted by traindaddy1 on Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:45 PM

Appreciate your replies. Am having a local train guy take a look at it. Will post the answer. Again, thanks.

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Posted by traindaddy1 on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 8:12 PM

FOLLOW-UP: A "whatchamacallit" that was supposed to be connected to a "thingamjig" came off. It's been reattached and all is ok. Thanks for all your advice."

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Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 9:22 PM

traindaddy1

FOLLOW-UP: A "whatchamacallit" that was supposed to be connected to a "thingamjig" came off. It's been reattached and all is ok. Thanks for all your advice."

LOL Laugh

so a wire came loose off of a post Whistling

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:30 AM

Yes, that "whatchamacallit" that was supposed to be connected to a "thingamjig" coming off is a common problem with ZWs.  Wink

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Kev, From The North Bluff Above Marseilles IL. Whistling

 

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