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boogie

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Managed to strip her down and remove motor. Will do another power/load test tomorrow.
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boogie

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Thanks guys. It's now working OK ( for now )
 
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Dan

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Because when you first run this engine it is ok and then it fails after several minutes, it is the motor and I have seen this a lot.
LGB 62201 is the motor part number and is also called a short shaft motor.
Now the fun is replacing the motor and making sure that the wheels are properly aligned before completely assembling.
 
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boogie

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Hi Dan
After a lot of research I managed to strip her down, clean it and rebuild and now she's running like a dream,
 
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Paul M

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Hi Dan
After a lot of research I managed to strip her down, clean it and rebuild and now she's running like a dream,
Sounds like me, whenever I win the marathon, I wake up:cry:
 
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Sorry: the issue that created the problem, the resolution, the answer...

Other than "I cleaned it and it works"....

Greg
I suppose it's one of those things Greg, a little bit of this, a little bit of that. It all adds up and somewhere along the line you got the bit that was causing most of the trouble.

I remember fixing tired old slot cars that didn't run or perform as they should. Not much different from a basic electric model train, just got to remember to add the "quartering" bit - Check magnet isn't unduly impaired/degaussed, clean commutator, check motor windings for brakes, check brushes for profile and wear and their retaining springs, clean off any oil there, make sure any bearings aren't rusted, seized or gunked up, remove old carpet fibres and hair from bearings, have a good "oil around" where appropriate, check that all electrical connections good with no potential shorts and moving components and gears don't have any undue play or excess wear. It's what we called a "service". :) Max