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70's BB loco replacement wheelsets

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70's BB loco replacement wheelsets
Posted by saronaterry on Sunday, July 08, 2018 11:15 AM

I'v e tried sending an E-mail to Athearn/Horizon. I'm looking for NS wheelsets to , hopefully, drop right in like the the newer BB. The locos I have already have had decoders installed and run great, but I'd like to upgrade the sintered to NS. I have used newer  sets( part#40028/29) that I pulled apart and put on the drive gear. Works, but is kind of a PITA. That does give me extra gearsets for my Proto geeps, though! LOL!

 

The original part # is 40023, Drive wheel assembly.

Any help?

Terry

 

 

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Posted by SouthPenn on Sunday, July 08, 2018 2:05 PM
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Posted by saronaterry on Sunday, July 08, 2018 5:55 PM

Thanks!

 That was a bit overwhelming for an old guy like me.It'll take me a bit to make sure what's  what. Saved the site, though!

Terry

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Posted by BRAKIE on Sunday, July 08, 2018 6:24 PM

Here's the ones I used on my SW7,SW1500 and GP38-2 DCC upgrade. These drop into the gear box.

http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATH40028

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Posted by saronaterry on Sunday, July 08, 2018 7:18 PM

Thanks, Larry.

That is what I use  for my newer BB engines with the plastic sideframes also. The engines I'm talking about have the metal sideframes. The wheelsets have a fiull length plastic gear, no brass" bearing blocks". They are early 70's, 1974 to  be exact. I twisted off the sintered wheels and pushed  on the NS ones I had.

I am hoping there is a just- as- easy drop -in wheel/axle/gear set as those.

Terry

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, July 08, 2018 9:29 PM

I replaced wheel sets on Life Like Proto 1000 F3's becasue of cracked gears. The Proto wheels were still good, and I put them with the half axles on some Athearn blue box Baldwin switchers. 

Conclusion: ... Life Like Proto wheels do work on older Athearn models. 

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