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ZW Clicks
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 28, 2005 10:25 PM
I have a new ZW (about 2 years old now ) with 2 180's. Recently I've noticed that the far right lever is stiffer and harder to push up. Also, it clicks as I move it up.

Has anyone experienced this problem?
Does anyone have a (easy?) fix for this problem?

Thanks,
Craig
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Posted by spankybird on Saturday, January 29, 2005 8:02 AM
Hi Craig,

Pick up a copy of ‘Jim Barrett in the Cackshop Vol 8’. He explains the problem very when and how to fix it.

Here is the link

http://www.ogaugerr.com

go to web store, then Videos, then ‘looking for other backshop volumes’

good luck

tom

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 29, 2005 6:27 PM
Spankybird: Are you certain that he addresses this specific problem? For $20, I don't want to throw away my hard earned cash and not be able to resolve this problem.
Thanks,
Craig
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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, January 29, 2005 6:59 PM
He does and shows how to fix it easily. No big problem. Loose nut on handle.

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Posted by spankybird on Saturday, January 29, 2005 8:43 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by crahol

Spankybird: Are you certain that he addresses this specific problem? For $20, I don't want to throw away my hard earned cash and not be able to resolve this problem.
Thanks,
Craig


Yep, and you also get instructions on how to build a fast acting circuit breaker box. [:D]

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 30, 2005 1:53 PM
Alright you two. You have ALWAYS given me excellant advise, and so I've ordered the DVD. I'll let you know if I experience any problems with the recommended fix.
Thanks again,
Craig
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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, January 30, 2005 2:34 PM
I'd build one of those breaker boxes [shown in the video] if you don't have one. Good protection even if you don't have DSC or TMCC.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 31, 2005 10:17 PM
By the way, this is what Lionel e-mailed me today in response to the same question that I posted to them:

It sounds like a broken gear/bracket assembly causing the handle to
'skip' when moved. We suggest taking the unit to a local LIONEL Service
Station for assistance. To find one near you call 1.800.4LIONEL or use
the convenient locator on the LIONEL Website. Thank you.

LIONEL

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 6:15 AM
Watch the video. Might save you some money if not under warranty.

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