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    • April 21, 2020 7:29 PM EDT
    • Thanks Joe,

      How did you make it larger?

      I used the insert video button and pasted the link.

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

    • April 21, 2020 5:36 PM EDT
    • Tommy Mejia said:

      Test run of CPH with cab and tender attached.  Boiler and Smokestack just sitting going for the ride.

       

       

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

       

    • April 21, 2020 4:56 PM EDT
    • Test run of CPH with cab and tender attached.  Boiler and Smokestack just sitting going for the ride.

       

       

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

    • April 20, 2020 2:13 PM EDT
    • I split the gearbox

       

      Tommy, your pic looks just like the gearbox I found on an old Delton Woodie. The screws tend to give way and that lets the gears go out of mesh.

       

       

      Once you're done and have some spare time (!) try re-working that screw - maybe install a longer one, or a bolt with a nut? My gearbox started to work again as soon as I got it securely clamped together.

    • April 18, 2020 4:37 PM EDT
    • Hey, success! That's always an uplift.

    • April 18, 2020 1:52 PM EDT
    • Last night I took the CPH apart.  I want to thank David Fletcher for designing a kit that made it possible to take apart without having to break anything.  So here is the chassis apart.  The broken gearbox removed.  Chassis reassemble with new gearbox and bench run to verify squareness of chassis to axle.

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

    • April 16, 2020 4:46 PM EDT
    • Yes Phil is just a super guy, always nice, never hurried and super helpful + a master builder himself

    • April 15, 2020 9:07 PM EDT
    • Tommy Mejia said:

       

      I could call Phil Jensen at Hartland Locomotive Works.

      I called Phil and we had a nice talk.  Originally, I was thinking I had to replace the complete motor assembly.  Phil’s advice was to just replace the gear housing and axle.  So, I placed my order and the parts came in today.


       

      Yay! on the fix.
      Model looks good.
      Phil is a good fellow; as it happens, I called him this morning to order some parts relevant to electric traction models & 4 of the steam loco box headlights.
      He was working on a model of a Rexall drug store.
      We visited for a bit.
      Based on my occasional experiences over the years, I think a person would have to put conscious, active, effort in to not having a nice talk with Phil!

    • April 15, 2020 7:39 PM EDT
    • I don't even like steam !

    • April 15, 2020 7:38 PM EDT
    •  Nice !

    • April 15, 2020 7:30 PM EDT
    • CPH UPDATE:  It's been awhile.  I add attachment members to the cab and tender and bolted them to the frame. I sprayed an Interior green and sprayed UV acrylic gloss coat and satin coat.  Now the bad news: In my taping and partially disassembling my locomotive I split the gearbox.  (I think it is when I had to pry the driving wheels off the axles).  I gotta admit - this really took the wind out of my sails. A few weeks went by before I could even think about it. What was I going to do?

      I could put it aside for another day and forget about it.

      I could continue the build and have a shelf Queen.

      I could dissemble it and hope I could fix it.

      I could call Phil Jensen at Hartland Locomotive Works.

      I called Phil and we had a nice talk.  Originally, I was thinking I had to replace the complete motor assembly.  Phil’s advice was to just replace the gear housing and axle.  So, I placed my order and the parts came in today.

      Next step is to get in the right frame of mind, dissemble the locomotive, replace the gear housing and reassemble.

      It will be slow going here as I heal, work (real job) and stay safe during this pandemic.

      The Good news is the build continues……

       

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

       

    • April 18, 2020 2:59 PM EDT
    • Update:

       

            I am running out of COVID-19 projects, so I may have to turn-to on this one...I did validate the concept of "loose motor" using my guinea pig m2075 (battery).  In this case, the motor no longer seated, so I  glued a small strip of styrene to the top as a shim, reassembled the thing, and put it out on the line.  Runs like a champ!  Likewise, when I cracked open my m2075/STAINZ hybrid, I found it had not eaten its gears.  It simply wasn't always engaging.  Reassembly with extra elbow grease on the screws closing the top lid of motor block was the solution.  It runs smoot as glass.

       

           Next week is my "on" week in the office, giving me a chance at a good think. Based on my good luck above, my initial thought is to take line the part of the motor block lid that engages the motor.   I've also called TrainLi to see if there are really solutions beyond throwing money at destructive testing of nylon gears.  Mybe they have new-old chassis somewhere in their vaults.

       

      "I am I, Don Quixote..."

       

       

       

       

    • April 15, 2020 1:40 PM EDT
    • Well, I'll admit, I had given up on getting the two SoB's to work, then a hobby shop that has done a lot to help my school's club had a pair of power trucks for the darn things up on their eBay shelf.  $64 and change later, I can say I at least have them running (though I've given up on the RailSounds card that's powered from the rear truck).  Now my fleet has 3 Geeps and I have an inkling to repaint one or just decal another to Milwaukee Road.

    • April 14, 2020 2:40 PM EDT
    • Oh I have a Stanz that is already earmarked for my foray into 7/8ths. But thats a ways off.

    • April 12, 2020 9:51 PM EDT
    • Thanks Dennis, when I first started in large scale there were no American engines so you made your own, and have always liked small industrial style engines, although when the Bachmann battery powered big hauler first came out they were dirt cheap and when LGB produced the mogul I mated the chassis from the mogul to a shortened big hauler and added a trailing truck and built a nice 2-6-2 prairie but until my recent Mason bogie build was my largest engine, Bill 

    • April 12, 2020 4:07 PM EDT
    • Wow Bill you sure did Americanize a German made engine   GREAT Job

    • April 12, 2020 11:17 AM EDT
    • PT Tubifoold joesome of mineORFRosy

    • April 12, 2020 6:42 AM EDT
    • Want to see how do a bash on a Stainz have a look at this.

      https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2017/04/how-i-anglicised-lgb-stainz-loco.html

      Plus there is a couple of posts on how he installed batter power into one if that is your bent.

       

      I am modifying a Stainz into a sugar cane style tank engine plus I am planning to a bash using 2 Stainz locos plus  a Newquida loco (an LGB knock off).

      So no there is no bounds to what people will do to a Stainz

      Want to look at some good Stainz bashes google Stefan Otto.

    • April 12, 2020 2:40 AM EDT
    • Is there nothing people won't do with a STAINZ?  That is really cool, Dennis.

       

       

    • April 11, 2020 10:37 PM EDT
    • I have this engine and a powered tender, not quite my style, so a little modifications, Not Done , but here is what I got so far.

      [url=https://flic.kr/p/2iPosdw][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49763013566_9f631087ec_z.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2iPosdw]2b408c6990bb39b5ebc006781e6ab24ffe8bd861-20160525-113455-C1-Trainz-3888306-01[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/56388842@N06/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

       

      Turned it into this

      [url=https://flic.kr/p/2iL8Gf3][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49726184582_467c50b731_z.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2iL8Gf3]IMG_5158[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/56388842@N06/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr