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Old 12-13-2019, 04:46 PM   #11
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DonR, Take a look at the Olsen’s link that I posted, where the front truck assembly has a coiled spring as part of the truck. The spring is not rally heavy enough to exert pressure to keep the assembly from sagging. These locos are 60+ years old, and parts weaken over time.
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Old 12-13-2019, 05:07 PM   #12
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Remove the shell and see if it runs right. I suspect the shell is not fitted right The motor is held in by a screw and a pin. The pin has to pass through a frame part. The pin I think is in the front. Screwed in from the side.

The pin must pass through a hole in the frame.


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Old 12-14-2019, 08:09 AM   #13
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The problem the OP stated, that the front of the train is on the track, is a problem I've seen before. Typically the locomotive has taken a fall and the "cow catcher/pilot" has become bent toward the track. Sometimes it will still have enough clearance to run short distances, sometimes it shorts on the center rail right away.

There are two solutions. The first is to simply replace the steam chest (the assembly that the pilot is part of). The second, and what I did, is to clamp the steam chest in a pair of visegrips, heat the pilot with a propane torch and bend the pilot upright with another pair of pliers.

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Still have that engine, runs great.

The solution described by others with the spring on the pilot truck solves for a derailing locomotive (truck jumps the track).

Hope this helps, post your solution.
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Old 12-14-2019, 09:15 AM   #14
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Old 12-14-2019, 09:53 AM   #15
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So if by this you mean the number painted on the side (or a number plate) this isn't the way to describe the loco. That's only the identifying number assigned to the loco by the owning railroad. Most of the ones on our models are fictitious, meaning that there wasn't a real loco of that type with that number.
For O scale that does ID the locomotive.
Anyone into O knows right away what the 2025 is.
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I appreciate the help. I have corrected the problem. I had the engine proper gone through and all I was looking for was some information to adjust the front wheels because the front of the train engine or whatever was dragging on the track. My solution was simple, bend it down which lifted the front up off the track enough and the thing runs great.
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Great, good luck with the engine.

ED the Boiler in the Bag thread is the same as the 2025 or 675.
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Old 12-14-2019, 11:29 AM   #18
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I appreciate the help. I have corrected the problem. I had the engine proper gone through and all I was looking for was some information to adjust the front wheels because the front of the train engine or whatever was dragging on the track. My solution was simple, bend it down which lifted the front up off the track enough and the thing runs great.

It would be better when you ask O scale questions to start a thread in the O forum.
Some who run N or HO or other scales won't get confused by your question.
If it is listed under O they will know it pertains to O trains.

Beginners forum was OK too, If you had said, I have a 2025 O scale locomotive. (Or O/27)

But in the O section you will get help from the O members as a lot of other scale don't even look in the O forum.
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Old 12-14-2019, 04:52 PM   #19
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For O scale that does ID the locomotive.
Anyone into O knows right away what the 2025 is.
So I gather from the other replies, but since there was no indication in the original question that it was O scale, I was flying blind and spitballing.
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My solution was simple, bend it down which lifted the front up off the track enough and the thing runs great.
So, what did you bend down? As pointed out in an earlier post the front (pilot) truck supports absolutely nothing on a 2025. It is there for show only, the loco should run just fine without it.
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