Re: major engine problem! help
- Try this link. It SHOULD be translated to English compliments of Google
Knowing Yahoo you may have to cut and paste the link.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "HermannZFriends" <hermannfb@...> wrote:
> perhaps it might help to translate the adjoined link !
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Garth Hamilton
> To: email@example.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
> >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
> >chassis with the gears and make it work. I think im not putting
> >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.
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