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    • March 30, 2019 8:08 PM EDT
    • Gary Buchanan, FOG said:

      OK, as a follow up and FYI I decided to go to the horses mouth and emailed Piko America. I got a response back within 24 hours with pricing. I called their 800 number the following day to order and the parts were in stock and are now on the way. That qualifies as great customer service in my book.

      Horses mouth is always the best !

    • March 30, 2019 11:09 AM EDT
    • Gary Buchanan, FOG said:

      Anyone sell their locomotive parts in the good old USA or do I need to order from Germany ?

       

      Thanks in advance !

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      www.OnlyTrains.com has some spare parts for Piko trains but mostly LGB carried.  But they've ordered parts for me from their dealers in Germany.  Send them an email to inquire:  sales@OnlyTrains.com

      They also have a good database of the LGB Owner's Manuals and Parts Diagrams accessible at the far left bottom menu:  "LGB Manuals".  

      You can also do a search on eBay.de which has lots of LGB parts, new and used, so you may also find Piko parts too.  Use the German term for spare parts in your eBay.de Search LGB  lgb ersatzteile or Piko lgb ersatzteile.  Only drawback is that shipping from Germany to the USA has increased for even very small items.  I just ordered two LGB Uintah locomotive drive rods from an LGB dealer that sells on eBay.de which were only 9 euros but 12.50 euros each for shipping (equivalent to $10.11 parts and $24 shipping).  

    • March 30, 2019 11:22 AM EDT
    • Roger Bush said:

      Tom - Many thanks for the warranty form. I will certainly pursue that alternative. I'm well within the 12 month warranty period so things are suddenly looking brighter!

      Roger Bush

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      If you sent the decoder to Massoth Germany, what did they do for you.......just curious what type of support you received?

      Tom 

    • March 30, 2019 10:57 AM EDT
    • A J said:

      My sincere thanks to everyone for your kind help and support. Before buying a new decoder I decided to give LGB one more try. I very kind gentleman replied with the following information. Some of it was not in the manual so I’m sharing it here In the hope it will help others. As I suspected some of the non listed CV had been overwritten. The Reset still does not work, but having the extra CV below enabled me to program each directly. 

      My LGB track cleaning loco is back in business. 

      LGB 20670 Schienenschleiflok / Track cleaning loco Besondere CV-Werte / special CV values
      30.11.2010 - NR

      CV49 = 32 Cleaning Motor Speed control

      CV50 = 5 Brightnes for Lights

      CV51 = 129 Cleaning motor switch button 1 / forward only

      CV52 = 128 Light command forward

      CV53 = 64 Light command back

      CV54 = 38 Digital Aanalogue flashing light configuration

      CV56 = 5 Bright ness flashing roof lights

      CV57 = 129 switch for flashing lights

      CV55 = 55 Reset Standard

      CV55 = 66 Reset Specials
      Andrew

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      Andrew - Congrats on fixing your LGB Track Cleaning Loco!  So, I'm curious, which version of the five do you have........I assume it's either the last Yellow version made, or the newest Red version made, both have the on-board dcc technology built into the circuit board?

      Tom

    • March 30, 2019 10:33 AM EDT
    • Dan,

      i don’t know what would happen if you did change CV 51 as you suggest. I’m just happy to have everything working again so I wont mess with it. There might be more courageous people out there who may give it a go. One thing for sure, this is not like a Zimo decoder.

      Andrew

    • March 30, 2019 8:54 AM EDT
    • CV51 makes me wonder if I add reverse control by adding 64  (CV51 = 193) will the loco clean in reverse??

      My digital loco has a zimo decoder and will clean in both directions.  I do not have the LGB digital board to try this.

    • March 30, 2019 8:54 AM EDT
    • CV51 makes me wonder if I add reverse control by adding 64  (CV51 = 193) will the loco clean in reverse??

      My digital loco has a zimo decoder and will clean in both directions.  I do not have the LGB digital board to try this.

    • March 29, 2019 11:00 PM EDT
    • My sincere thanks to everyone for your kind help and support. Before buying a new decoder I decided to give LGB one more try. I very kind gentleman replied with the following information. Some of it was not in the manual so I’m sharing it here In the hope it will help others. As I suspected some of the non listed CV had been overwritten. The Reset still does not work, but having the extra CV below enabled me to program each directly. 

      My LGB track cleaning loco is back in business. 

      LGB 20670 Schienenschleiflok / Track cleaning loco Besondere CV-Werte / special CV values
      30.11.2010 - NR

      CV49 = 32 Cleaning Motor Speed control

      CV50 = 5 Brightnes for Lights

      CV51 = 129 Cleaning motor switch button 1 / forward only

      CV52 = 128 Light command forward

      CV53 = 64 Light command back

      CV54 = 38 Digital Aanalogue flashing light configuration

      CV56 = 5 Bright ness flashing roof lights

      CV57 = 129 switch for flashing lights

      CV55 = 55 Reset Standard

      CV55 = 66 Reset Specials

       

      Andrew

    • March 29, 2019 1:20 PM EDT
    • There are four screws clearly shown in the drawing 82894.PDF (2 in front corner - 2 in back corner) holding the cab roof on.

      They are marked 10489.

      Tom

       

       

    • March 29, 2019 11:36 AM EDT
    • Stanley Ames said:
      Wayne Jardine said:

      Bill

      I looked at my 2-6-6-2 it looks like one of the standard small screw part #-10159 not sure  where stan found his number

      wayne

      Wayne

      Thanks Wayne, don't know how you were able to read that # but thanks, found a friend in town that has a Bachmann shay and they seem to have the same screw so he is going to take one out and see if we can match it at a bolt and nut store, and a lot of people have suggested this but my problem has been I bought parts from Bachmann that needed screws but myself I don't own and G scale Bachmann hence couldn't take one out to match, thanks for your input, Bill

       

      You may be correct.  I was looking at the parts diagram for the locomotive (see below).  You are looking at the actual part.  Since this screw is also listed as one for HO scale it also appears to be a small one but the Bachmann site does not list its actual size.

       

      https://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/82894.pdf

       

      Stan

       

    • March 28, 2019 9:01 PM EDT
    • Wayne Jardine said:

      Bill

      I looked at my 2-6-6-2 it looks like one of the standard small screw part #-10159 not sure  where stan found his number

      wayne

      Wayne

       

      You may be correct.  I was looking at the parts diagram for the locomotive (see below).  You are looking at the actual part.  Since this screw is also listed as one for HO scale it also appears to be a small one but the Bachmann site does not list its actual size.

       

      https://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/82894.pdf

       

      Stan

    • March 28, 2019 8:42 PM EDT
    • I looked at the parts for the 2-6-6-2 and I agree with Stan.

      Tom

       

    • March 28, 2019 7:49 PM EDT
    • Bill

      I looked at my 2-6-6-2 it looks like one of the standard small screw part #-10159 not sure  where stan found his number

      wayne

    • March 28, 2019 7:08 PM EDT
    • Fred Mills. said:

      Bill;

       It might help if you told us which locomotive you are working on.  Is it the Connie ?

       If someone had the same locomotive, they might be able to remove the screw and match it to something in their junk box.

          Trying to find what "Size" it is might be a problem, but at least if we had one in our hands; one never knows what is in their junk box.

           Fred Mills

      The parts that I'm trying to join together is the cab, roof and coal bin from Bachmann's 2-6-6-2 and I called Bachmann and they have no idea, and being as it is a discontinued idem they have nothing to compare it to, I tried to look up the part # on line from like a 2-8-0 but it is too small to read, but after closer looking as to the parts that I received I found 2 screws holding the cab back panel to the coal bin an will take one to the local bolt and nut store for comparison, thanks much  for your help, Bill... I will post the size when I found out cause if you order 1 of Bachmann's parts they come with the part and no screws, which is fine if you have the old part to compare, but if you look at their pars lists someone or some people are buying a lot of parts for replacement or kit bashing like me, the latter, Bill  

       

    • March 28, 2019 6:10 PM EDT
    • Bill;

       It might help if you told us which locomotive you are working on.  Is it the Connie ?

       If someone had the same locomotive, they might be able to remove the screw and match it to something in their junk box.

          Trying to find what "Size" it is might be a problem, but at least if we had one in our hands; one never knows what is in their junk box.

           Fred Mills

    • March 28, 2019 3:46 PM EDT
    • Anyone have any idea what size screw is used by Bachmann g scale to secure their tops to their cabs (white arrow)screw

    • March 27, 2019 6:04 PM EDT
    • https://www.largescalecentral.com/articles/113/Making-Strap-Steps

    • March 27, 2019 9:48 AM EDT
    • Jon thanks for bring this backup I to bought 2 box cars and lost a step.

      cheers Richard