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Re: Help with non-working RC Locos
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2018, 12:33:19 »
Be careful the wheels are driven by a worm and if you spin them you may strip the drive wheel in the loco.

Uhm... .... uhm?  ???

I am sorry, I have no idea what you mean  :-[

Try to move them GENTLY, right?
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Re: Help with non-working RC Locos
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2018, 14:38:19 »
If it's too stuck you can break off the teeth on the gears, and then it won't turn the wheels even when the motor is running.

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Re: Help with non-working RC Locos
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2018, 23:31:04 »
If it's too stuck you can break off the teeth on the gears, and then it won't turn the wheels even when the motor is running.

Ah!  Right - so, just try gently, not really forcing it...

Sorry, I know nothing of trains :-[
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Re: Help with non-working RC Locos
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2018, 12:39:11 »
(1) Try to make the wheels spin (turn, birl?) by hand. They (a) spin freely; (b) can be moved with slight efford; (c) they can hardly be moved at all...
=> (a) the motor's missing (quite unlikely but I do have an engine here sent to me to find the reason why it's not working - and it simply lacks a motor... someone must have extricated it)
=> (b) that's fine, keep looking for another reason...
=> (c) motor might have seized up. Carefully try to make wheels move/turn/spin/birl... by hand.

As I suspected, it's (b) - they can be moved with some effort (I was being careful)...

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Re: Help with non-working RC Locos
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2018, 07:45:26 »
And... are there instructions for dummies to remove the motor blocks? I am kinda afraid to break something..  :-[

And.. part 2 - if they can't be made to work, is there a way to "release" the wheels, so that at least I can pus/pull the thing along the tracks?  :'(
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Re: Help with non-working RC Locos
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2018, 06:26:19 »
Well, the Nostalgie just worked, and the Xmas one started to work when I pushed it along some, as per instructions from someone on THAT site...

I will get  those new battery cases, I think maybe the batteries were not strong enough? They are ancient..
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Re: Help with non-working RC Locos
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2018, 07:13:32 »
As the locos haven't been used for a long time, the grease in them may have hardened but getting the loco to run will help loosen this. 
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