Presidents Choice

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by DeaconF, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. DeaconF

    DeaconF Member

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    OK I know we are only supposed to keep these sets as an investment but I get a lot of enjoyment out of running them. I just ran my Mikado 2 8 2 a little too hard, a little too long. I know steam should come out from under the engine, but not smoke!!!! can I replace the motor in this thing? and if so Where and what do I purchase? Has anyone had experience fixing these units.
    thanks Frank
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Frank;
    The units look like AHM or Rivarossi to me. You might try one of the Toronto hobby shops.
    Don't expect a great deal of free help on a unit that they never carried.
  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    spitfire Active Member

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    The President's Choice loco I have was made in Slovenia and has an IHC brand on the bottom. Maybe try them for parts.

    IHC website

    Good luck with that!

    Val
  5. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Frank,
    If yours is an IHC also, I have a used motor that I took out of an IHC pacific that might fit.
    I would need to see a photo of the old one to tell you for sure if it will be a direct replacement.
  6. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Here's a photo of the one I have.

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