ident. and replacing motors

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by coachsig, Feb 16, 2002.

  1. coachsig

    coachsig Member

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    New to N guage RR. Picked up some locos at a garage sale for next to nothing. One does not run..light works. Is there a way to identify the loco and is there a way to determine replacement motor. Also, looking for a good source for motors.
    Thanks,

    Coachsig
  2. BDC

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    Look on the bottom of the locomotive to identify the maker. If it's Bachmann, forget it. Kato or Atlas have replacement motors available for some models. Not sure about Con-cor or any European makers (Arnold, Rivarossi, Trix). Let us know what the maker is and we can work from there.

    As far as ID, can you post a picture? If not, how about a description? Include the # of axles, design style (streamlined or not?), paint job and markings. For comparison pictures, you can find thousands on the web, but it is a little hard if you don't know what to look for. HTH some.
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