RE: [z_scale] 2-8-2 Mikado chassis worm gear/drive shaft ?
>Does the 8827 [or the same chassis in different incarnations !]Yes they do. The straight cut gear on the motor drives the straight cut
>Mikado chassis have a horizontal worm gear driving the back set of
>drivers ? Photos of the similar German Mikado in a Marklin catalog
>seem to show something like this.
gear on the end of the driveshaft, which in turn drives the drivers via a
worm gear on the other end of the driveshaft.
>It should be possible to make some type of central motor for two 8827
>Would it be possible to set up a pair of these mechanisms to power a
>Garratt - using a Sagami or similar motor in the boiler of the unit
>and a length of plastic wire coating or something similarly flexible
>as a drive shaft from the motor to the worm gear on each 2-8-2
mechanisms, but why bother? Why not just couple two 8827 (or maybe 8803)
type mechanisms back to back using the existing motors?
>Couldn't tell you, the 8827 has 2 wheel lead and trailing trucks that are
>Would this be a problematic conversion ?
>Do the Marklin 4 axle lead trucks have power pick up ?
not pickups. Electrical contact is via wipers on the second and fourth set
of drivers (the first and third set are elevated slightly and do not contact
the rails at all).
Hope this helps
Larry P. Card
Virginia Beach, VA
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- Hello Ben,
> Does the 8827 [or the same chassis in different incarnations !]Did you try this website:
> Mikado chassis have a horizontal worm gear driving the back set of
> drivers ? Photos of the similar German Mikado in a Marklin catalog
> seem to show something like this.
there go to "Service"
don't klick, just move to the next menue: "Zeichnungen und ET-Listen"
and then chose "Märklin Spur Z"
there you will find a list of PDF files with drawings for various