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mopac 09-10-2019 07:33 AM

Got my chassis from flyernut Monday. Very nice of him to swap a chassis with issues for
for a ready to go chassis. We did not swap motors so I moved my motor to frame flyernut sent this morning and ran it. Runs great. I am getting excited for my 312 to run. It has been idle since 1955. In storage. Saw something for first time. My motor has slotted brushes, but it is not a slotted brush motor. Runs fine though. I will change them out soon. Armature face needs attention, it is very black. But like I said it runs good.
Big thanks to flyernut for the help.

flyernut 09-10-2019 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mopac (Post 2450568)
Got my chassis from flyernut Monday. Very nice of him to swap a chassis with issues for
for a ready to go chassis. We did not swap motors so I moved my motor to frame flyernut sent this morning and ran it. Runs great. I am getting excited for my 312 to run. It has been idle since 1955. In storage. Saw something for first time. My motor has slotted brushes, but it is not a slotted brush motor. Runs fine though. I will change them out soon. Armature face needs attention, it is very black. But like I said it runs good.
Big thanks to flyernut for the help.

Good news... As an after-thought, you should have sent the armature also for a free, refacing job,lol!..Yep, get the shouldered brushes and new springs.. If I would have known all that I could have supplied everything for just a kiss and a hug!!....EEEEEEWWWWWW!!!...lol...:laugh:

hjstr6 09-13-2019 08:43 AM

What does K5 stand for?

cramden 09-13-2019 09:25 AM

The "K" was a letter assigned to the Pacific class locomotives on the Pennsylvania Railroad. This link explains the system that was used. Interesting that Gilbert designed their engine based on only 2 experimental engines vs. the more popular K4's. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsy...classification

hjstr6 09-13-2019 07:05 PM

Thank you very much for that.I thought K5 had something to do with the size of the Gilbert motor. I recently bought a 312 prr K5 on eBay I was wondering whether it had a large motor.

AmFlyer 09-13-2019 07:06 PM

No large motors in 312's or any other link coupler engine.

hjstr6 09-13-2019 07:09 PM

Thank you. Learning as I go. Love my American flyer trains!

mopac 09-13-2019 07:35 PM

cramden has a large motor K5 but I forget the cab number. Maybe 316. Maybe.
They bring big bucks.

mopac 09-13-2019 07:37 PM

hjstr6, how you doing with posting pics?

AmFlyer 09-13-2019 07:46 PM

Many 316's and all 21115's have large motors. None are cheap. The 5 digits in Ex+ condition with the OB will be at $1,000.


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