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    • February 7, 2019 5:38 PM EST
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      Joe, look at the weight of an RS-3, divide it in half... I think your eggliner will be within that weight easily.

       

      Stock, without weight in the "Tank" the RS-3 weighs about 5-1/2 pounds, and adding the stock weight, or the factory optional weights should take it over 6 pounds. (this was for the old sleeve bearing motor blocks too!)

       

      So, you have one motor block instead of 2, AND you have ball bearing axles. You stated the loco was about a pound... so you should be able to have the total weight 3 pounds (1/2 of 6 pounds for an RS-3) no problem.

       

      I would not worry and keep the stock weight, especially since you don't have traction tires.

       

      Greg

      This post was edited by Greg Elmassian at February 7, 2019 5:51 PM EST
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    • February 7, 2019 5:57 PM EST
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      With the battery and the stock weight, the total weight would be about a pound and a half. Could that stress the gears?

       

       

      Also, even if you don't use your Eggliner as a loco, it has the ability to pull a couple cars straight from the box . I am not the first to try this:

      This post was edited by Joe Loll at February 7, 2019 6:18 PM EST
    • February 7, 2019 6:51 PM EST
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      "stress the gears" is hard to define. Pulling more will stress the gears. More weight will stress the gears. The fact that many people have locos with this basic motor block that are 20 years old should put your mind at ease.

       

      I cannot speak to the quality control of the latest production that is sold by Bachmann. The earlier ball bearing blocks have fared well.

       

      I think you are worrying too much.

       

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    • February 7, 2019 7:33 PM EST
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      That, and I don't know. It was well within the 3 pound "limit" when I first heard the gear noise. I guess that's all I have to go on. If I do hear it again, I know what to remove. I'll test it this weekend.

      Sorry for wasting everyone's time :(

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    • February 7, 2019 8:10 PM EST
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      Joe, not wasting anyone's time.... if you see all the participation, it's because people are interested.

       

      But as they say in the song: "don't worry be happy"... you can overthink things and sometimes you just got to check it out and see what happens.

       

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