Gilbert 0-6-0 - Repair - Parts?

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  1. BigDaveHO

    BigDaveHO New Member

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    Hi,

    I have a Gilbert 0-6-0, "#443 Pennsylvania" in pieces. The date stamped on the Locomotive is MAR 1957.

    I am looking for help putting it back together, locating parts, or a repair service. This belonged to my brother, has great sentimental value, and I'd like to get it running again...

    Any advice is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Dave
  2. toptrain1

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    Gilbert PRR B6

    Dave : what is wrong with it?
    frank
  3. BigDaveHO

    BigDaveHO New Member

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    Frank -

    It's totally taken apart...I have the Locomotive, coal car w/ trucks, drive wheels, motor w/ worm gear, brushes, and resistors(?), which may or may not work... The front cap of the boiler is missing, (round), no cow catcher(?).

    Thanks,
    Dave
  4. toptrain1

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    Dave if you noticed my avatar is a gilbert 0-6-0. their are no resistors on this model. Here is a exploded diagram.
    frank

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    parts

    Dave the smoke box front is aviable. The pilot is not. I use the pilot from the rear drive Tyco 2-8-0. it fits. It even has more detail.
    frank
    The top shows a 433 with a tyco pilot.
    the bottom a open 0-6-0 drive.
    I hope this helps
    frank

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  6. BigDaveHO

    BigDaveHO New Member

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    Frank,
    So... I am a newbie and know next to nothing... Is the smoke box front the round cap that would fit on to the nose? :confused:( Part #2). Do you have a spare? I'm also missing part #5... can you explain what parts #11/12/13 are?

    Thanks for the pic's and the exploded view... It looks like I have 95% of the components, missing screws, pins. I will see how far I can get putting it back together.

    Dave
  7. toptrain1

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    Yep! Two is the boiler smoke box front. Those other numbers make up the smoke unit, piston, and piston operating arm. And I don't have a spare for #2. That, #1 the smoke stack insert, and #5 the front pilot seam to be the most common missing parts. The screw (#32 ) that holds on the front pilot also holds on the loco body. Damaged front pilots are common also. The smoke units if not servised in a long time have their pistons sieze. I had to fix this three times. The piston is made of bake-o-lite. and so it is brittle and must be handled carefully. That boiler front was recasted and is out their. If you search "Gilbert HO parts " you will find a site with it aviable. Otherwise ebay. I have seen them their.
    frank
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    Frank - Thanks again for the information- I appreciate your time - Dave
  9. gkcooper365

    gkcooper365 New Member Old S Scale

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    Gilbert HO

    Dave,
    Try the sites below, this is part of Amatto hobbies in CT. They bought all of the AF Parts busines when AF closed up shop. I don't know if they have HO, but worth a try.
    www.TrainRepairParts.com
    www.HobbySurplus.com

    George