Re: [Z_Scale] The Horror, The Horror!
- Hi all,
Thanks for the lesson Jeff!
On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 3:34 PM, BAZ <sjbazman49@...> wrote:
> MTL does not sell just the frames. And, they are quite limited on parts as
> this was a China manufactured part which has not fully been ramped up for
> production again.
> Either eBay or others or, an in decorated complete loco (almost the same
> price as regular ones).
> Sent 'from the road'
> On Mar 25, 2013, at 12:29 PM, Kevin Brady <kbvrod@...> wrote:
> > Hi Dave,all,
> > Did you try and contact Micro-Trains?
> > Best,Kev
> > On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 6:40 PM, Dave <lee.dave22@...> wrote:
> >> **
> >> A friend of mine who owns a toy and train resale shop just sold me a
> >> Micro-Trains Gp35 in UP colors for just 10 bucks. He had bought it last
> >> year from a person selling his small Z-Scale collection. Chris and his
> >> were starting their own z Scale layout. To his dismay he found out the
> >> was dead. Turns out the previous owner didn't know about only using a
> >> Marklin or similar low voltage power pack.
> >> Well I took the little engine to the train club and started to look at
> >> First the old 9v battery up against the wheels, no response. (I always
> >> carry a 9 volt battery to trains shows and swap meets to check used N&Z
> >> scale locos for sale) Next I tried to pulled the shell off the engine.
> >> off the fuel tank first which had some brown discoloration. Shell was
> >> as frozen lock, never had that problem with my Gp9. Looked closed at the
> >> shell, it was a little distorted which told me that someone had toasted
> >> with a 12 to 16v N or H.O. transformer. Poor little engine had been
> >> electrifried! Continued on, even if motor was cooked there was still the
> >> shell and trucks. Had to use jewelers screwdrivers and needle nose
> >> Split frame slowly crack into a few pieces then separated from the
> >> Once I got it out noticed melted spots inside shell.
> >> Circuit board inside was stuck to the top of the shell. The springs that
> >> went from board to contacts on motor had completely melted.
> >> Took out the little Swiss motor. The shaft turned easily when I twisted
> >> the brass ends. Now for the first test, I touched wires from a 1.5v
> >> supply, the little motor came to life! It seemed the over voltage it got
> >> zapped with before had quickly fried the springs saving the motor, but
> >> heated up the split frame fusing it to the shell.
> >> Now to check the circuit board. I took my Marklin power pack and
> >> wires to the board. I gently turned up the throttle and the front LED
> >> then reversed the power, the back LED lit! So the board is good too! So
> >> here's my question, where can I get a replacement split frame? I really
> >> want to restore this engine so it can happily pull trains around a
> >> layout and bring smiles to little kids faces at shows!
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