Just retired after selling my auto detailing business and getting back into this. Long story short, back in 1961, my parents stretched their budget and bought me a Texas Special Passenger Train. Over the years I picked up several engines.
One engine spins very smoothly until I load it, then it sputters and struggles and finally stops.. Two do nothing unless I spin by hand then it turns maybe 1/3rd of turn and stops.
I contacted The Motor Doc, and he told me the magnet(s) are probably gone, and "Thanks for asking
" I realize they are 60+ years old, and lost my magnetism after 60 years too
Question of the Day
: Has anyone ever converted or heard of anyone converting Postwar rubber band drive engines to a better drive system?
Or is there a newer chassis I can put the shells on?
Or the obvious third choice, they will make a nice display in a yard on the layout.
This has more sentimental value than anything else. My Dad and I spent a lot of time together putting up a very nice layout back then. I would like to get these running if possible