LL GP-20 Problem, Need Help

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by WM-N-fan, May 15, 2002.

  1. WM-N-fan

    WM-N-fan Member

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    Today I used my GP-20 that I had for awhile. It was always noisy. After a few months, it began to wobble every few seconds. Earlier today, I disassembled it, and cleaned the gears and wheels out. I noticed a piece of brass that I recently found out is called a contact strip, was dangling and hitting the wheels. I removed an inch or so of it. The engine doesn't run. What should I do? Is that what powers the engine? How do you reattach it? Should I solder it?


    Thanks
  2. Catt

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    It doesn't run because you cut off the power sourse.You need to replace it
  3. BDC

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    Charlie's right. You'll probably need to order a new strip from LL. The strip should sit upon a brass contact from the truck. It picks up the electricity from the wheels and transfers it to the frame/engine. The strip on the other side takes juice from the frame back to the wheels.
  4. WM-N-fan

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    I put in rail joiners, and it works ok. I will solder them, and then solder a small spring (like a MT one) so it won't fall.