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Old 01-23-2015, 09:37 AM   #211
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TJ-After all the work you went through to make a stud for the gear, I stumbled onto the replacement on Olsen's website, AM-70-S. The gear is AM-70. I just finished a 1681 with a broken gear as you did by grinding off the stud head. Worked out so well I picked up another one with a missing gear.
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:45 PM   #212
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Thanks. Yeah, the gear can "float" without the stud head, instead held in place OK just by the wheels.

Are you restoring a 1681? Do tell!!!

I ebay bid on an Ives 1661 (precursor) the other day, but lost out. That wasn't you who nabbed it, was it?!?

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Old 01-26-2015, 08:17 AM   #213
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I saw it but did not bid. Just started on the 3rd 1681. All 3 are 1934 red & black. The last one just came from e-bay, a real rust bucket. I already have it in 30 pieces to strip and repaint. The motor was froze but the wheels turned since the gear was missing. Surprisingly got the wheels off without them crumbling. The communtator was black. Cleaned it and the brushes, gave it a little oil and had the motor running so I consider it a good buy.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:33 PM   #214
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Create a thread and post some pics!!! I'd love to shoulder-snoop!

I'm wondering if you've encountered my 1681 nemisis: removing the "sandpipe" wire from the boiler shell, prior to shell strip / repaint. As much as I try to be careful, the ends of the wire, where its bent around the underside of the boiler shell, are very brittle with age, and any attempt to unbend them for removal risks a metal fracture through the wire at that knuckle. I've tried patience, heat, etc. ... but no sure-fire method on my end, as of yet.

You???

(I've resorted to making my own new ones via carefully bent -- and more pliable -- copper.)

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Old 01-26-2015, 08:37 PM   #215
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Cool

Wow, can't believe I read the whole thread. Only took me two days.
Good thread.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:39 PM   #216
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Thanks, BWA. I humbly plead addictive insanity!
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:20 PM   #217
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Nice to see someone who is more toast than myself..........
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:41 AM   #218
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I have been lucky enough to get them out without breaking. I can ease 1 end out enough to get it past the bottom of the boiler and it rocks enough to get the other side out. I have snapped some on a 259 I did.
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Old 01-30-2015, 07:45 AM   #220
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No time. Been so busy that it has been a week since I even looked at it. I did get the gear & a new pilot truck ordered from Train Tender. Probably wont work on it until spring when I can give it an Easy Off bath and run it through the glass beader in the shed.
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