Trouble Installing D Cell

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Trouble Installing D Cell
Posted by atVMAXGG99 on Sunday, December 02, 2018 5:50 AM

Hi All, just picked up a PW GP7 2338 and I'm having problems installing the D size battery in the battery holder and trying to get the cover back on.  I'm assuming a modern day D size Alkaline battery would work since the D size would be a standard or am I wrong in that assumption?  Are there any other owners of this loco that experienced the same problem and there's a trick to getting this cover back on with the battery in place?

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Posted by rtraincollector on Sunday, December 02, 2018 7:03 AM

That has always been a problem until you get the knack for it. Basically you put it over the clip first, then you have to push against the clip and screw it in, I have always had the screw already in the cover so I can line it up and it's ready to screw it in. I use to try it without the screw in the hole already and boy was that a hassel, especially getting that tiny screw in a tight place.

I don't have the 2338 but I have 2359 and others which are basically the same set up.

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Posted by TrainLarry on Sunday, December 02, 2018 9:23 AM

Here is the service manual page for the locomotive describing how to install the battery.

 

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Sunday, December 02, 2018 11:28 AM

Rob

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Posted by atVMAXGG99 on Sunday, December 02, 2018 7:00 PM

That did it!  Thank you for the info!

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Posted by atVMAXGG99 on Sunday, December 02, 2018 7:02 PM

Thank you so much!  This was what TrainLarry linked to as well!  I would've been fighting with this thing forever!

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Posted by Roger Carp on Monday, December 03, 2018 9:31 AM

Hi,

 

I read your question and would like to provide additional expert help. Please contact me at the magazine:

 

Best,
 
Roger Carp
Senior editor
Classic Toy Trains
262-796-8776 ext. 253

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