Speedster Direction Wrong

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by straight-track, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. straight-track

    straight-track Member

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    I've stumbled across a small problem. I some time ago purchased the 3 piece MOW Track equipment set made by Bachman Spectrum. The Two track servicing machines run fine but the speeder runs in the opposite direction as the others. I've had it apart but seems there is no way to reverse the polarity. Has anyone run across this problem or found a solution ? Any help would be appreciated ! Joe :) :) :)
  2. webmaster

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    I don't know the equipment personally, but surely you can swap the wires around on the motor?
  3. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    It could be that the motor was installed upside down. I found that in their N scale locos that will make the loco run the opposite direction.
  4. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    can you flip(right side to left side) the axles?or do they use a wiper on it ?
  5. straight-track

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    In answering the suggestions - there are no wires in the motor to swap. I already inverted the motor - to no avail. And the wiper bar could be moved to the other side, but the axle gears are offset and cannot be 180-ed. I asked the " Bach-man" on another forum but have not received a response yet. Makes one wonder if Bachman ever checked this - or do I have a Fluke ? I appreciate the suggestions from the " Gauge " ! Joe
  6. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    Hi Joe,
    Can the motor be insulated from the frame with electrical tape and
    nylon mounting screws?
  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I know this may sound simplistic, but have you tried calling Bachmann? :D :D
  8. straight-track

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    Hi Don, I do enjoy a challenge and figured if I couldn't work it out, put it out on the gauge, then I'd call Bachman. I've dealt with them before and they worked well with me and solved other issues for me. Joe :)
  9. cidchase

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    Was that a "no"?? :D :D
  10. straight-track

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    Duuuhhh ! Here's the deal. I must have had a brain cramp the time I worked on it and inverted the motor ( Ray was correct ) and probably somehow turned it twice, then reinstalled it the way it was originally, Duuuhhh ! I feel stupid !!!:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: I want to thank all you guys for the responses and " KUDOS " to Ray !! This little speeder runs great !!! A fine job by Bachman-Spectrum ! Joe :wave:
  11. Ray Marinaccio

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    Don't feel bad. I did the same thing, and that's how it stuck in my head that flipping the motor will reverse the direction.