Noisy Large Scale

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  1. XavierJ123

    XavierJ123 Member

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    I purchased a Large Scale Bachmann train set at a yard sale. It was advertised as an "Old Train Set." It is a 4-6-0 like #49 "The Ringmaster" on page 94 of the 2005 Bachmann catalog, except the paint scheme is different. It has a red cab and a silver & black boiler. It looks like all the large scales are the same 2-6-0 engine with different paint schemes, different smoke stacks, & different road names. This one was the AT&SF. It runs fine except it is awful noisy. Are they all like this or can I take it apart and lubricate it or something?
  2. Philinbos

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    I have three of these engines- none of them are noisy... Lubricating may help... Good luck
  3. XavierJ123

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    Thanks for your reply. Have you ever lubricated yours? What did you use? I think I will go down into the basement and be brave and attempt to gain access to the inner workings of this new/old engine. Here I go---------
  4. XavierJ123

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    Well, that didn't work. The noise is still coming from the engine. I gained access to the gears, motor etc and oiled them with no improvement. I did this two days in a row thinking I might have not done a good job the first time. The noise is still coming from the engine. Now what???
    I did discover a little on/off switch behind a cover on the very front of the engine. What does that do???
  5. fooldancing

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    The worm gear might not be making good contact with the motor gear. The worm gear is the gear that takes the power from motor to the wheels (like a transmission on a car). Don't remove it, but try to push it back into place.
    I hope this helps,
    Matt
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    the on/off switch is for the smoke unit. Don't run with the switch turned on if you don't have any smoke fluid in the smoke stack. only put about 6 drops of fluid in it.
    here is Bachmann's customer service nummber 1-800-356-3910 ext. 12 this is for tech. support, they should be able to help you out if my suggestion is wrong or if you need additional support.
    good luck,
    matt
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    well mine just statred doing this last might. I think I may have a worn gear or two. this might be your problem as well.
    good luck again,
    Matt