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Locomotive mystery part
« on: November 04, 2019, 06:50:43 AM »
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I found this thing laying on the floor in my train room and haven't the faintest idea where it came from. Any guesses before I start going through my locomotive collection one at a time?



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Re: Locomotive mystery part
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2019, 06:53:12 AM »
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FYI, the whole thing is an inch long, so it's pretty small.

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Re: Locomotive mystery part
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2019, 07:26:25 AM »
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Maybe a Japanese prototype locomotive? I have a Kato EH200 and the universal on the worm gear end looks similar to that.

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Re: Locomotive mystery part
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 07:34:00 AM »
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I don't have any Japanese prototype locos, although I do have quite a few Kato US prototype locos. I checked my screwless SD70's and SD40-2's (the ones that have that style of driveshaft/worm), but they're all fine.

It does seem a little greasy for a Kato, though.

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Re: Locomotive mystery part
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 07:40:27 AM »
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Yikes, I figured it out - it's from my TurboTrain. The whole danged truck is missing  :|

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Re: Locomotive mystery part
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2019, 08:53:30 AM »
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Whew, found the truck and got everything put back together. What a colossal pain in the rear - you have to pretty much disassemble the entire unit to get that thing back in there, and the 30 miles of wiring running hither and yon sure doesn't make it any easier.

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Re: Locomotive mystery part
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2019, 11:15:58 AM »
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Awesome!

That EH200 was a pain to replace the broken driveshaft. It's articulated and had to be completely disassembled to fix it.

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Re: Locomotive mystery part
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2019, 11:26:09 AM »
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That looks like the flux capacitor I picked up on ebay a while back, to install in my DeLorean.

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Re: Locomotive mystery part
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2019, 12:58:41 PM »
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Could this be a connection from an Athearn/Roundhouse 2-8-0 or 2-6-0?

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Re: Locomotive mystery part
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2019, 01:52:15 PM »
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Yikes, I figured it out - it's from my TurboTrain. The whole danged truck is missing  :|
Any idea how the truck and driveshaft piece became separated from the train?

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Re: Locomotive mystery part
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2019, 04:39:03 PM »
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The truck is two pieces of plastic (base and lid) that clip together, so I must've done something to pop the clips (and then failed to notice when everything fell apart). My guess is that it happened when I was moving it to my wall shelf (the temptation being to handle it like a big snake, which is probably not the best way to go about things  :P)

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« Last Edit: November 04, 2019, 04:44:51 PM by spookshow »