Originally Posted by flyguy55
If you do consider re-busing your power trucks you may want to consider the cost.Two trucks with shipping back and return will surely be over a hundred bucks.You may consider looking for a donor two motor PA.It may be cosmetcally bad with good running chassis.Although that opens another can of worms as the donor may have same chassis issues.If that is the case you have another project.....
I'm thinking less that the engine is the problem at this point and more just a transformer that needed cleaning and some 60-70 year old track that needs additional care.
I agree though. I doubt I'd pay that to ship and repair. I'd probably buy the tools and give it a go myself or buy a donor chassis, as you suggest. I like a project and always enjoy acquiring tools!
Edit: I've now gone all the way around with a meter, looking for any sections that are higher than 0 ohms through the pins, and cleaned those spots. I am up to 13.6v at engine wheels, running full out, 180 degrees from transformer. I think that most of my issues are solved.
Thanks guys for the assist!