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    • November 25, 2018 3:59 PM EST
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      LGB Mogul chuff Sound stopped working

      Hello, I’m brand new to this site and anxious to see if anyone can help me with a problem I’m having with my 2-6-0 LGB MOGUL 2019S. The chuff Sound stopped working properly. It just makes a constant hissing steam sound not the normal lgb factory chuff. Was told it could possibly be a broken wire in the harness going to the tender. Any suggestions? if that’s the culprit where can I buy one? Thanks, Rob near Chicago 

    • November 25, 2018 4:34 PM EST
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         I haven't any idea of how to help you out, but you're very Welcome! here, Rob. And Crete looks like a nice and friendly little town.

       

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    • November 26, 2018 5:04 AM EST
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      I just opened up the connector on mine and redid the wires.

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    • November 26, 2018 8:06 AM EST
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      Trainli makes up this 6 pin tender cable, however you must get to the board in the firebox to solder it in.

      If you connect the power leads wrong you will fry the chuff sensor in the engine

       

    • November 26, 2018 3:46 PM EST
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      Like David I just opened up the connector and re crimped it on the cable and have found that when the wire breaks it right were the connector is and is a simple fix, Bill

       

    • November 27, 2018 6:12 AM EST
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      Yup Bill, and once one wire breaks, the others are frayed and about to break. So re-crimping all the wires is a good idea.

       

      I try and leave the connector plugged in as much as I can.

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    • November 27, 2018 7:06 AM EST

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      AS I said at the other forum.

      Once you have it fixed and have it working again, make sure you put a smear of silicone adhesive along the edge of the lug where the wires enter.  That will stop the wires flexing at the weakest point and breaking again.

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    • November 27, 2018 6:10 PM EST
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      Ah, now there is a thought.

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    • November 30, 2018 9:20 PM EST
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      Thanks so much for all the good advice. How do the wires get crimped in the connector? does just closing the connector crimp them? Do the connectors ever need replacing? Thanks, again everyone. Rob

    • November 30, 2018 9:20 PM EST
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      Thanks so much for all the good advice. How do the wires get crimped in the connector? does just closing the connector crimp them? Do the connectors ever need replacing? Thanks, again everyone. Rob

    • November 30, 2018 11:56 PM EST
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      the end of the connector that takes the wire has little wings that fold over the stripped wire.

       

      If you are trying to re-use one, it takes a careful hand to do it... if this is the "socket" side, it's pretty tricky, you have to get the connector out of the housine, usually a long thin instrument.. then you have to unfold the wings without breaking them....

       

      Honestly, it's tricky.

       

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      If Train-Li really does sell new replacement cables with a plug fitted, I would go that way.

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    • December 1, 2018 7:41 AM EST
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      Trainli also has the LGB 2/3/4/5/6 pin connectors and I believe these are sold in pairs.  Easier than reusing the old connector and getting the insulation out of the small holes can be a challenge.  I do this with a 1/16 drill bit after making sure the forked pins are pushed down

    • December 6, 2018 5:33 AM EST
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      Tony Walsham said:

      AS I said at the other forum.

      Once you have it fixed and have it working again, make sure you put a smear of silicone adhesive along the edge of the lug where the wires enter.  That will stop the wires flexing at the weakest point and breaking again.

       

       

      I use hot glue instead of silicone

    • December 6, 2018 7:39 AM EST
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      Indoors is OK for hot glue, but outdoors it can soften in the heat of the day.  Not an issue in Alaska!!

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