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That is some antique dust you have there, put it in a jar and sell it on eBay.
I have an old bottle of air from NYC on my shelf. Certified. :)
 
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Are ya' gonna' make a new pilot or buy it from Jeff :D
I looked at Jeff's site and found the 260E-45 MTH repro. Are you aware of anything else? I found that by going through his picture library.

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257-RPE7repair pilot 7/teeth epoxy on
 

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The shell was cleaned up and primed around Xmas 2018. Here are some updated pictures.

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This gives you an idea of the condition of the wheels. They had numerous cracks around the center too.

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The result.

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T-Man, IIRC you dunk the entire motor in carb cleaner to get it looking like new? And you have an imposed time limit? Refresh my memory.
 

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The new gears have been a problem. They bind up. I have worked on the teeth and slowly gotten them to work 360. Now I have the motor running. Rewire is next. The shell is painted and ready for parts but the frame still needs the front part ordered.
 

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I looked at Jeff's site and found the 260E-45 MTH repro. Are you aware of anything else? I found that by going through his picture library.

This popped up
257-RPE7repair pilot 7/teeth epoxy on
Sorry, I missed this post earlier.

The MTH repro is the pilot I was recommending (posted that in your previous project where you made a pilot out of epoxy).

I did come across This eBay offer: The listing might Jeff's 257 pilot offered on eBay.- don't know.

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The new gears have been a problem. They bind up. I have worked on the teeth and slowly gotten them to work 360. Now I have the motor running. Rewire is next. The shell is painted and ready for parts but the frame still needs the front part ordered.
I have the same problem with the binding gears on a 248 - rough and locks upi every revolution.. The prior owner "restored" the loco but botched the wheel replacement. There's an obvious wobble in one of the geared wheels. Either he pressed the wheel on an angle or he bent the axle.
 

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If you want the details. I worked the gears with slip joint pliers. There was one point where it was bad. Back and forth with oil. I removed the armature that separated the axles. I did use sandpaper on the wheel gears. I also backed off the clearance to give it some play. I did find Jeff's front end. It would of been better to file the teeth a bit just to get some wear but the gear needs to be off to do it.

I moved on today, cleaning brass.

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And the some paint.

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Update: With new gears the motor ran tight. I ran it a lot but the inner drive gears loss some teeth. The wheels we not exactly quartered also. So I took it apart and ordered new drive gears. I tried stoning the teeth to loosen it up. My next step is to work over the new gears.
 

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The frame got painted next. Time to work on the motor.

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The not so pretty side.
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This thread is dragging on so I will give a peek on the progress of the shell.

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I must say using the 257-RPE7 repair pilot 7/teeth epoxy on is the way to go!
Supplied from the Train Tender.
 

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The new intermediate gears got installed.

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Some teeth ended up broken on the old ones. The reason being this motor uses a 56 tooth gear and I had 54. No wonder the gears gave me such a problem.

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Then I did some pin striping.

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I am currently waiting for the front to dry. That was done separately.

A front pilot truck was missing from this so I ordering the pieces. I found the wheels , axle and frame but I am not sure of the screw I need.
 
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