Vintage Lionel 2020 worm gear problem

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by atgiuffre, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. atgiuffre

    atgiuffre New Member

    Jan 3, 2010
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    I have a vintage lionel 2020 with a worm gear problem. Locomotive runs 100% in reverse but needs full throttle to run forward. Need verification, do I have to change drive gear.
  2. ekuth

    ekuth Guest

    Welcome, and I wish I knew for certain.

    I would hazard a guess that the problem either lies there, or with the brushes; have you cleaned the motor?

    I had an American Flyer S-Guage that had a similar problem and the motor brushes turned out to be the culprit. A good cleaning took care of it.