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Old 01-18-2013, 12:54 PM   #21
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Hi Shay..
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I just got this Bullet in a box of "train stuff". It looks like you have "operated" on one before!
The problem here is that we seem to be missing both axles from the drive truck. So, I'm wondering if you think it might be possible to canibilize another unit for parts...or maybe the whole truck and motor or what?

Thanks inadvance for any help.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:36 AM   #22
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:57 AM   #23
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Sorry I did not see this before...I found that it would be very difficult to do anything other than a swap from a donor unit, it simply wasn't built for anything but the toy market.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:36 AM   #24
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nice work, I found one of those locally here would have grabbed it if it wern't for that annoyance called life and finances....
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:43 AM   #25
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Put a thin strip of wood along the edge of the table and make it look like a stone wall. Then the train can't fall off the table.
I too have lots of problems with my 6 axle locos. Even on 22" curves they tend to hang up and at turnouts too. I usually park them and use my 4 axle locos and they run great everywhere. pete
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:34 AM   #26
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Sorry to bring this very old thread back to life. My dear well-intended wife bought me this train for my birthday (I dabble in N, not HO or G or the other things she has bought me).

It came in factory almost brand new condition (Wow - LOOP connectors! )

Unfortunately, the loco wouldn't pull more than three coaches. Found out the traction tires were missing. Bought some Calumet tires from my LHS, and still, no traction, AND the train just gets clobbered on the track.

Now, the ONLY HO track I have is the black-bed Bachmann E-Z track. I'm sure that's probably the main culprit. Sounds like every wheel is bumping against every tie on the rail.

Anyone else have trouble with this or any other Model Power locomotive on E-Z track, or should I just invest in some Bullfrog Snot and hope that helps? My goal is to get it running nice and resell as a set.

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Old 06-19-2017, 10:07 AM   #27
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Bought some Calumet tires from my LHS, and still, no traction, AND the train just gets clobbered on the track
Define "clobbered".....
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:39 AM   #28
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Define "clobbered".....
I mean it just sounds like it's hitting every tie. Can't seem to keep it on track. Sounds like metal on metal, barely any traction, moves about three cars total after finally spinning it's way to track speed.

I'm just curious if Bachmann's black EZ track is that bad or of I need better traction tires or if Model Power is that bad.

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Old 06-19-2017, 12:42 PM   #29
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If the set is old enough, it might have European wheel flanges, which are considerably deeper than domestic NMRA standard wheelsets. Those deep flanges might rattle along on EZ track if the rail holders are especially thick.
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Yeah, it's probably not the EZ track....it's the too deep wheel flanges causing the problem.....
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