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Lionel 0635 repower

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  • Member since
    October 2023
  • From: New Mexico
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Lionel 0635 repower
Posted by WilliamsTrains on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 9:19 PM

I found an old Lionel HO 4-6-2 at a garage sale this past weekend.  It's in excellent shape but for the motor.  That's an old 3-pole whose commutators are really messed up.  It would be nice to fix it if I can get the motor fully apart.  I haven't figured out how to get the gear off the shaft. But I think the best bet to get a running loco (since my 8 year old, train-obsessed son will be playing with it) is to repower it with a can motor.  It would help me greatly if anyone had experience with this and had some pics to share if they've done this conversion. 

Or, if someone knows the part number for this motor, then I can possibly work with a supplier to get a new one or a replacement.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 4:42 PM

Welcome  aboard!

If this concerns a Lionel HO product you're probably better off asking this question on the "Model Railroading" Forum. That's where the HO experts are.

Maybe  someone here may know the answer but I wouldn't bet the ranch on it.

(Honestly for an eight-year-old I'd look for something used in O Gauge, but that's just me.  Bigger O Gauge trains are easier for little fingers to handle.) 

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  • From: New Mexico
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Posted by WilliamsTrains on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 9:26 PM

I've reposted on the Model Railoading forum.

As for O gauge versus HO, that ship sailed a long time ago.  He much prefers Z gauge, though he doesn't get to mess with mine. ;)

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