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Have an old Arnold Tenderlok mallet (2277) that died over the weekend, and looking for a little direction.

It looks like the motor itself is kaput.....appears that some of the actual winding insulation melted, changing brushes did nothing.....I do believe it is toast.

That being said....wondering if anyone has ever adapted anything Kato over to this engine, and which motor would be advisable to use?

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There are some old Arnold motors out there....but the original part # (2275-015) is nowhere to be found.

Toss in this tidbit....I am converting over to DCC, and was debating if this was one of the few that I would attempt to convert.....worth the effort or no?

Thanks for the help in advance.....this engine is gorgeous, ran great (up til yesterday), and was one of my favorites.....would like to save it, but if it's going to be crazy to do it tell me.....
 

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Have an old Arnold Tenderlok mallet (2277) that died over the weekend, and looking for a little direction.

It looks like the motor itself is kaput.....appears that some of the actual winding insulation melted, changing brushes did nothing.....I do believe it is toast.

That being said....wondering if anyone has ever adapted anything Kato over to this engine, and which motor would be advisable to use?

OR

There are some old Arnold motors out there....but the original part # (2275-015) is nowhere to be found.

Toss in this tidbit....I am converting over to DCC, and was debating if this was one of the few that I would attempt to convert.....worth the effort or no?

Thanks for the help in advance.....this engine is gorgeous, ran great (up til yesterday), and was one of my favorites.....would like to save it, but if it's going to be crazy to do it tell me.....
DrenMadre;

You might check Northwest Short Line www.nwsl.com they sell many sizes and types of motors for model trains. If your loco's mechanism ran well with the original motor, then I think it would be worth the price of a new motor, and a DCC decoder to keep it running for you.

good luck'

Traction Fan :smilie_daumenpos:
 

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NWSL IS BACK?!?!?!??!?

I thought they were gone as of August.......hopefully another railfan took it over, I gave up even looking for parts from them....
 

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NWSL IS BACK?!?!?!??!?

I thought they were gone as of August.......hopefully another railfan took it over, I gave up even looking for parts from them....
A couple of the employees bought it out and are building the catalog and inventory back up. NWSL Lives!!!!
 
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