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Old 11-18-2019, 02:03 PM   #11
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After you get the electrical systems cleared up you
might want to clean the lube from the trucks. It
gels as it ages and hinders gearing efficiency. Relube
using a plastic friendly grease such as Labelle's from
a hobby shop. They will also have a suitable
'oil' for the motor bearings.

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Old 11-18-2019, 02:05 PM   #12
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Thanks Ill check that. I Dont remember seeing any grease anywhere but I could of missed it. Are these decent engines to keep around?
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Old 11-18-2019, 06:20 PM   #13
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I have a fleet of the Santa Fe war bonnet locomotives that are like that. I haven’t broken one yet. I give it a thumbs up and also for a kid that’s about all the better I would go because if it gets broken then you’re not out hundreds of dollars. My boy has a brass sd7 from hallmark I gave him but I’m making him rebuild it before he is allowed to run it so he hopefully will have more respect for it
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:54 PM   #14
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Thanks Ill check that. I Dont remember seeing any grease anywhere but I could of missed it. Are these decent engines to keep around?
Yes, they are. That is what is referred to as an Athearn Blue Box locomotive, so called because they were sold in.... blue boxes!
They can be cleaned up, relubed, and made into very nice running engines.
This guy really tears into one. You don't have to get as extreme as he goes, but it's a good video showing how easy these locomotives really are to work on. This is part one of a two part series he has.
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