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New Recruit here, or one just came out of retirement? A 1926-28 0live painted 252 electric engine with a pendulum reverse switch. To date the oldest engine I own if I can get it to work. Let's take a look.



Here is the end of the switch. issing a wrap around headlight.



Brass trim



It does have the pantograph and whistle.



Nickel journals





A short story of how it came to be.
 

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Looks good sitting on the flatcar, watch out for low bridges.;)

The Tin Man is going to be jealous.:D
 

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You start by disassembling and cleaning. Making sure not to bust any screws.



A look on the inside.






The motor is complete nothing missing. The wheels have no big broken pieces.


A close up of the switch.



The under side.

 

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Nice little locomotive. My brother bought one a few months ago and I like it.

Fair warning if you haven't worked on a pendulum unit before, if you disassemble the reverse switch for cleaning, watch out for the 4 springs and contacts that slide over them.

I did not enjoy crawling all over the floor looking for the springs.
 

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The gears had dirt. I oiled heavily and wiped.





I exposed the aemature for cleaning.







I dealt with a spider. I removed the connections to the switch and got ready for a bench test



Four wires, two from the coil and one from each brush.



I connected a brush wire to a coil. and applied transformer voltage to the other two.The brushes do not easily get removed so I cleaned them a little. One test didn't work because the bush was stuck up and not making contact. Otherwise the bench test was fine, The motor works,. Next is to clean the pendulum switch and inspect the center roller. I know that needs adjustment.

Here is the wire connections to the coil.


 

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A 1926-28 0live painted 252 electric engine with a pendulum reverse switch.
T-Man, I'm pretty sure that's a manual reverse switch, not one of the early pendulum-style e-units.

the bench test was fine, The motor works.
Excellent! Plenty of life left in that baby! :thumbsup:


The Tin Man is going to be jealous.:D
Oh yeah ... droolin' with jealousy!!! ;)

TJ
 

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Never ceases to amaze me as to how lucky you get :eek:hwell: Overall looks like a very promising candidate, shouldn't take too much to have it back runnin'. Nice find.

Carl
 

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This one wheel looks cracked, or is that grease buildup?

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There is cracks on that one wheel. I will epoxy it. I want the original look but if it shatters maybe look for a used wheel. Think think think ,I may have one, thanks ED you did it again!
It really is in good shape. My spring tension is low. I still have the bridge project too. I will check for a used wheel. Just one.
 

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I looked through my big wheel bag and could not find any solid wheels like that mine are all have spokes.

I think there is another bag in a box....somewhere.:rolleyes:


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Hey,T..I like the way you showed the break down of this engine. It will sure help the rest of us on our breakdowns.

I`m sure jealous:) Really nice find.

have fun,sanepilot:p
 
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