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aristocraft 2-8-2 motor cleaning and lubrication of a sitting since 2002 engine/motor

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aristocraft 2-8-2 motor cleaning and lubrication of a sitting since 2002 engine/motor
Posted by chocho willy on Sunday, July 25, 2021 2:28 PM

 Would be interested in hearing from anyone concerning lubrication and cleaning of the motor of a aristocraft 2-8-2, electric version that has been sitting since 2002. this engine sounds ok but has poor puling power and will blow a on board 5 amp fuse that is on to battery board, Thanks Bill 

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Monday, July 26, 2021 9:30 PM
Sorry, Bill, but this loco falls in the interlude between boxing the trains up for storage and breaking them out to work the Triple O!
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 7:33 PM

Yes, Bill !

 That would be interesting to hear your experiences regarding cleaning and regreasing a loco. Part of keeping 'em rollin'....

Paul

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Posted by chocho willy on Thursday, July 29, 2021 6:22 PM

I use to repair all types of LGB engines for a hobby store I worked with just never any aristo's

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Posted by Greg Elmassian on Saturday, July 31, 2021 2:03 PM

Motor rarely an issue, normally you have a quartering problem. Check for any loose wheels, and this is slipping on the axle, so you are looking for a wheel that can turn under pressure, none of them should move at all under rotational pressure on the wheel, not at all.

 

Greg

Visit my site: http://www.elmassian.com - lots of tips on locos, rolling stock and more.

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