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Old 04-24-2012, 06:03 AM   #1
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USA Bachmann steam engine repair.

Greetings, I have a 4-10-2 locomotive. The rear drive axle is broken. I sent it back to Bachmann and they said they do not have the parts anymore since it is maybe 20 yrs old. Does anyone know where I can get this repaired? It is a beautiful engine. Thanks.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:21 AM   #2
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The infamous Bachmann split axles...the bane of all older Bachmann models, right on down to their trolleys. Your only fix is to find a junked donor to strip for parts. If you're lucky, it's axles won't be split either.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:22 PM   #3
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I have heard of people using brass or plastic tubing to fix the issue, but brass will cause shorting in the Bachmann split frames. I do have a Lionel (made by Bachmann) branded GS-4 that has the same issue. I'll be working on it in the fall. Super Glue only worked once around, then no more.

I am looking for a repowering kit to get rid of the sorry little "pancake motor"
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