PW 3444 hobo car question

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PW 3444 hobo car question
Posted by NYVTRR on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:02 PM

I picked up the above car this past weekend.  The vibrating motor is working but the figures are not moving.  I opened it up, all parts are in place but the two spools don't turn.  I could move by hand just a little.  Any ideas on how to get this working again?  Thanks in advance

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Posted by Roger Carp on Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:18 AM

Hi Bruce,

 

Please contact me at Classic Toy Trains for help with your problem

 

Thanks,

 

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Posted by Banks on Friday, May 3, 2019 6:41 AM

Welcome to the forum. I know nothing about postwar trains. I'm hoping one of the experts here can help you. Usually the question dies after Roger asks you to contact him. If you do please let us know how it goes.

Banks, Proud member of the OTTS  TCA 12-67310

  

   

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Posted by rrswede on Friday, May 3, 2019 10:01 AM

Here is a link to material you may find helpful. It is made available through the courtesy of Olsen's Toy Trains.

http://pictures.olsenstoy.com/searchcd31.htm?itm=516

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Posted by teledoc on Friday, May 3, 2019 5:53 PM

You apparently got an answer from another forum, as to things to check.

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Posted by NYVTRR on Friday, May 3, 2019 8:52 PM

Got into it tonite and lubed it a bit.  I moved a little but mostly just sits there.  Should I try lubing again or is there something else I should look at or try.  The spring and wire seem to be ok

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Posted by NYVTRR on Friday, May 3, 2019 9:16 PM

I got into it tonite, took the belt off and the power spool will turn, put belt back on and it won't move.  Any ideas on this anyone?

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Posted by Roger Carp on Monday, May 6, 2019 9:13 AM

Hi NYVTRR,

 

Please contact me for help with your Lionel no. 3444 animated gondola.

 

Take care,
 
Roger Carp
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