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  • Topic: LGB 0-6-2T: BadMotor, Bad Gears, Both, or Something Else?

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    • May 20, 2019 2:13 PM EDT
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      Yes Bill, because you are registered at G Scale Central AND you are logged in.

       

      To prove it to yourself, go to G Scale Central, and log out.

       

      Now click the link here... "no permission"

       

      I'd consider joining GScaleCentral.com, a nice forum, polite, no fowl language (in both meanings), and a goldmine of experience with LGB and also European DCC equipment, not to mention nice pictures of garden layouts in the UK.

       

      Greg

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    • May 20, 2019 2:49 PM EDT
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      Well I'll be darn, never realized I was still signed in as every time I would pull up the site it you give me a place to "click here" if you are an existing member, learn something new every day, thanks, Bill 

    • May 20, 2019 4:56 PM EDT
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      Eric, if you don't sign up for GScaleCentral, send me your email, I'll find a way for you to get the document.

       

      Regards, Greg

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    • May 21, 2019 7:15 AM EDT
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      They'll let anyone join … even Greg …. 

      It is a nice site with a different type of layouts .. and some very creative modelers..

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    • May 21, 2019 9:30 PM EDT
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      Well Sean, no one is perfect ha ha!!

      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      They'll let anyone join … even Greg …. 

      It is a nice site with a different type of layouts .. and some very creative modelers..

       

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    • May 22, 2019 6:51 AM EDT
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      Hopefully I got a grin out of you Greg!   

      I do enjoy that site as well as this one..

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    • December 12, 2019 2:47 AM EST
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      All,

      With my Little Thomas resurrection project nearly done, I had a deep think on this simmering issue because, quite frankly, it irritates me that I cannot isolate the fault that keeps this beast on the shelf.  Around the same time, my annual "strategic parts order" arrived from TrainLi with new idler gears, and I positively scored on the local used market and got a used LGB powered tender for about $20, so it was time to open Glitchy Gustav and see what we could do.  

       

      My plan was to replace the idler gears one more time and see what happened, but a quick look at their shredded remains disabused me of that idea.  The next thought was to take out the motor so the old boy could freewheel as the new tender pushed it along the track.   Fail...the tender could not push the locomotive, and it could barely pull it.  Oldest Son and I then removed the weights from Glitchy Gustav (there are three screwed to the top of the boiler) one at a time to test the impact.  We found if we removed all three, placing them on the tender, the combination ambulated down the track until it hit our R1 (four foot radius) curves.  Then the forward driver derailed.  A few more tests showed the same results, and we opted to end them rather than risk damaging the new powered tender in pursuit of an answer.

       

       

      I thought I'd share the above as much to record my observations for my own purposes should I have a brainstorm later, but I am wondering if the fact the thing wouldn't freewheel absent its motor and derailed while being pushed may indicate anything beyond "Glitchy Gustav is old, worn out, and ready for a happy retirement as a static display."

       

      Oh, and I see I failed to follow-up on some of the notes about a suggested website for answers.  Apparently, I missed the "watch this topic button."  My apologies!

       

      Until the next time inspiration strikes...good thing I have plenty of other projects in the meantime!

       

      Eric

       

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