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Seek parts diagrams for Kato C55 and C57 locos
« on: February 26, 2014, 12:26:22 PM »
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Does anyone have exploded parts diagrams for these two Kato JNR locos?
I am specifically trying to get part numbers for the drivers (I assume that they will
be two drivers on an axle as one part number).

Thanks.

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Re: Seek parts diagrams for Kato C55 and C57 locos
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 03:51:14 PM »
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Even with the part numbers, good luck trying to get the parts ordered.
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Re: Seek parts diagrams for Kato C55 and C57 locos
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 05:52:44 PM »
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Ha, I know.
I have since found somebody who has them.  Unfortunately, the entire mechanism is shown on the diagram
as one part number.  They have no part numbers separately marked for drivers or anything else.

I went through this with Kato USA once, getting a replacement gear cover plate for a Mikado.  It has no separate orderable
part number.  But it DOES have an "internal" number because of course, Kato has to keep track of every part
in the model.  They just don't make it possible to order those parts.

Oh well.  I have my answer.   We can't order drivers for those engines as separate items.

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Re: Seek parts diagrams for Kato C55 and C57 locos
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 10:21:56 PM »
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Sorry Max, the insert in my C55 does not show a part number for the drivers. The closest thing is a part number for the entire chassis/mech (#2011B). Some of the individual parts/assemblies are listed, but not the drivers.

Cheers,
-Mark

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Re: Seek parts diagrams for Kato C55 and C57 locos
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 06:59:59 PM »
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Sorry Max, the insert in my C55 does not show a part number for the drivers. The closest thing is a part number for the entire chassis/mech (#2011B). Some of the individual parts/assemblies are listed, but not the drivers.

Cheers,
-Mark

Thanks, Mark.  Yes, I got a tip from someone else who also told me this.  It's Kato's not-so-subtle way of saying
that the only "part" you can order is the entire mechanism.  And you can get the whole engine on eBay for less
than Kato sells that mechanism.