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    • March 28, 2020 7:11 PM EDT
    • Didn't you get a wall wart last time you were here? I have one or two left.

      Try charging it. The battery won't come up with slow speeds...not enough input voltage. Gotta have the switch "off" to charge, if I recall. And leave it off when you secure from running trains.

      Those Sierra batteries were garbage when new. They bought the cheapest.

      I never had to deal with them, as I ordered them without batteries.

      Dealers bought 100 units, set on the shelf, by the time they sold, over six months later, the batteries were toast already.

      The built in charger is designed for Lead Acid. NOT NiMH or NiCad.

      Different charge protocol.

       

    • March 28, 2020 6:43 PM EDT
    • no...pickups bottom out opposing each other in the block. I think (and it's just foggy memory) that more deluxe models had brake shoe assemblies that fit in there. Universal motor blocks.

    • March 28, 2020 5:47 PM EDT
    • Or maybe counter act the pressure of the pick ups on the other side of the axle ...

       

      edit: or maybe not upon a second perusal, the rear setup is different... oy vey.

    • March 28, 2020 5:29 PM EDT
    • Fill a hole is all. Keeps dirt out, maybe.

    • March 28, 2020 4:54 PM EDT
    • Thanks Dave.  Found where it fell out.  Looks like I lost another one as well but can't find that one.  I assume they don't perform any function right?

    • March 28, 2020 2:42 PM EDT
    • Looks like 4 of them, 2 per side, fwd of #1 drive axle and fwd of #3 drive axle.

    • March 28, 2020 2:36 PM EDT
    • Looks like the mount for a brake shoe. Or a dummy plug for brake shoe_delete. Look for slots on side of motor block on both sides of each driver on both sides of block for open ports.

      I'd have to think on this. None of my 2018D's have that, I don't think....but....I do have a couple of spare blocks...I'll czech.

    • March 28, 2020 2:25 PM EDT
    • Ohmigod! That is the thermonuclear detonator, put it back in right away!

    • March 28, 2020 1:37 PM EDT
    • I was lubing and oiling my LGB 2028D 2-6-0 Mogul and this tiny piece fell off when I put the bottom back on and turned it over.  Does anyone know where this goes?

       

    • March 28, 2020 5:23 PM EDT
    • I like the video scenes at 0:34 and 0:54 with train passing the buildings, they are arrangements which look very much like some real life scenes back in the day.

    • March 28, 2020 4:53 PM EDT
    • GAP said:

      Don't unplug the tender just store it complete, that's how the small scale guys do it to protect their delicate plugs.

      Pretty tough to pick them both up at the same time.

    • March 28, 2020 4:52 PM EDT
    • Don't unplug the tender just store it complete, that's how the small scale guys do it to protect their delicate plugs.

    • March 28, 2020 2:22 PM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

      Maybe you should make a tag and stick it to the bottom of the tender to remind you next time to plug in the tender.

      Put the tag on the top.

    • March 28, 2020 11:53 AM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

      Maybe you should make a tag and stick it to the bottom of the tender to remind you next time to plug in the tender.

      Naw, that would be too easy.

    • March 28, 2020 8:01 AM EDT
    • Maybe you should make a tag and stick it to the bottom of the tender to remind you next time to plug in the tender.

    • March 27, 2020 7:22 PM EDT
    • Here she is

    • March 27, 2020 4:46 PM EDT
    • I got it working! 

      I read that thread you gave the link for Pete a couple times before I saw that the tender needed to be plugged in in order for the loco to run.  I had forgotten that.  The thing runs great!  And looks a ton better with the paint make over.  I also replaced the stack with a spare straight one I had.  Like it a lot better.  I will post a video shortly.

       

       

    • March 27, 2020 1:51 PM EDT
    • What I need to figure out is how to get the motor out and what motor I could replace it with.  Perhaps a Bachmann 10 wheeler?

      Last time we had a thread like this, we suggested buying a whole new loco on eBay for the chassis ?