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Re: major engine problem! help

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  • Don A
    Try this link. It SHOULD be translated to English compliments of Google
    Message 1 of 8 , Feb 23, 2008
      Try this link. It SHOULD be translated to English compliments of Google


      Knowing Yahoo you may have to cut and paste the link.


      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "HermannZFriends" <hermannfb@...> wrote:
      > perhaps it might help to translate the adjoined link !
      > http://home.arcor.de/k.wuestermann/modellbahn-basteltipps/node13.html
      > rgds
      > Hermann
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Garth Hamilton
      > To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 5:20 PM
      > Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] major engine problem! help
      > At 07:23 AM 2/22/2008, you wrote:
      > >
      > >In a message dated 2/21/2008 2:13:44 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
      > >crash_2006@... writes:
      > >
      > >I was servicing my 4-6-2 locomotive and i accidently let the
      gears fall
      > >out of the bottom. The 3 drive axels have side rods that connect them
      > >just like on any steam locomotive. I cant get these axels back
      into the
      > >chassis with the gears and make it work. I think im not putting
      them in
      > >in exactly the right position so the side arms keep jamming. PLEASE
      > >HELP ME!
      > Unfortunately there is no easy fix and if you have not done this
      > before or been shown how to do it, it is virtually impossible to get
      > it right the first time. To align the drivers up properly with the
      > side rods attached take perseverance and some previous experience. I
      > think you might be better served by sending it to someone who can do
      > this for you.
      > You have to start one driver at a time then the idler. this first
      > driver and idler at easy and quite simple to get too but the next two
      > axles get progressively more difficult. When you insert the second
      > drive axle you have to position it such that when the axle drops
      > into place, the drive rod and pin are in the correct position. This
      > means the driver axle has to be misaligned by one or two teeth when
      > introduced to the chassis and allowed to rotate into the bottom of
      > the axle slot. Then place the next idler gear and finally while
      > holding everything else in place with one finger you have to rotate
      > the third axle to a point where when dropped in it will rotate as it
      > goes around the idler in the correct alignment in the axle slot. If
      > anyone of these axles is out of place the engine will wobble at best
      > or bind up and stop at worst.
      > It is sometimes easier to do this with the side rods disconnected.
      > Getting the pin out with out loosing it to the carpet monster is a
      > challenge also. Then once assembled you can connect the side rods and
      > reinsert the pins in the drivers.
      > You might want to consider Glenn and Sandy Sticka for the
      > reconstruction. They are located in Florida. Otherwise I can help you
      > at the Cincinnati or Anaheim shows if you are participating in them.
      > regards
      > Garth
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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