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AHM Rivarossi B&0 2-10-2 rescue

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AHM Rivarossi B&0 2-10-2 rescue
Posted by Paratrooper Bob on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 9:12 PM

Hi folks.  I inherited my late father's AHM/Rivarossi B&O 2-10-2 Class S-1 "Premier Production Run" (I think the latter part is why it doesn't look like most of the 2-10-2's I find online). This one has a lot more detail and color (grey front, brown accents on the train cab and tender roof & more railing, etc.  It's really sharp!

My Dad passed away in 2006 and I got his whole box of trains.  I decided my son was old enough to inherit them.  He loves the 2-10-2, but it's having a lot of problems.  It had a stripped out gearbox....which I FINALLY found online and replaced after several weeks of looking. It needed lubrication, so we took care of that.  The next problem is the motor is irratic.  If I have the train cab off, I can tap it & it will work.  I'm pretty sure I need to just replace the motor........but I can't find one anywhere!  It's becoming a labor of love, for my Dad...and for my son.   If anyone knows where I can find Rivarossi Part P-180-036 and has any tips about removing the old motor and installing the new one, please let me know.  That train needs to run!

I can be emailed at: bdenson@windstream.net

Thanks so much!

Bob

 

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Posted by andrechapelon on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 11:29 PM

Paratrooper Bob

Hi folks.  I inherited my late father's AHM/Rivarossi B&O 2-10-2 Class S-1 "Premier Production Run" (I think the latter part is why it doesn't look like most of the 2-10-2's I find online). This one has a lot more detail and color (grey front, brown accents on the train cab and tender roof & more railing, etc.  It's really sharp!

My Dad passed away in 2006 and I got his whole box of trains.  I decided my son was old enough to inherit them.  He loves the 2-10-2, but it's having a lot of problems.  It had a stripped out gearbox....which I FINALLY found online and replaced after several weeks of looking. It needed lubrication, so we took care of that.  The next problem is the motor is irratic.  If I have the train cab off, I can tap it & it will work.  I'm pretty sure I need to just replace the motor........but I can't find one anywhere!  It's becoming a labor of love, for my Dad...and for my son.   If anyone knows where I can find Rivarossi Part P-180-036 and has any tips about removing the old motor and installing the new one, please let me know.  That train needs to run!

I can be emailed at: bdenson@windstream.net

Thanks so much!

Bob

 

 

You don't necessarily have to use a Rivarossi motor. You could just replace the old motor with a can motor like this: http://www.steamlocomotive.com/model/SlideShows/index.php?directory=train-bo2-10-2&currentPic=5

Exploded diagram for 2-10-2: http://hoseeker.net/AHMRivarossiassembly/ahmbuildersbiblepage047.jpg (later 197501980 runs).

 

Andre

 

It's really kind of hard to support your local hobby shop when the nearest hobby shop that's worth the name is a 150 mile roundtrip.
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Posted by Mantua Man on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:52 PM

Hello!,
 I am glad that your son enjoys old rivarossis, (Personally their my favorite) but its hard to hear about the bad motor. I've got a 1966 Rivarossi 2-10-2 S-1A locomotive (The base line one) and it is running poor as well. The motor in mine was a vintage Rivarossi Round motor or Can motor. These are very distinguishable from the square motor. Both describe themselfs. My opinion is to just remotor the locomotive. Though it seems riskey and can be stressful, the old motors are slowly failing more and more and they don't seem worth it. It's very coincidential that I found this as I was about to remotor my 2-10-2 anyway. I am going to use a Canon DN-22 motor that I had leftover from another rivarossi project. It should have more than enough tourque and power and, with modification, can easily fit on the old driveshaft. Also, for smoother running, I would advise you grease the new gearbox as my old loco ran much better after it. if its already greased than don't worry about it. If you dont want to do a whole remotor, than I tend to find plenty of old Rivarossi motors on Ebay ranging at around $20 or less. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Rivarossi+can+motor&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR11.TRC1.A0.H0.XRivarossi+motor.TRS0&_nkw=Rivarossi+motor&_sacat=0 ( you'll want to scroll down a bit for the actual motors) The gears on these can easily be removed with a pair of pliers and some elbow grease. Best of luck with your project!

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