What to do-----

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jr switch, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. jr switch

    jr switch Member

    Oct 11, 2006
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    Of the two bachmann GP30's that I have, the newest one runs fine, is a little bit faster than the original, but has a loud rattle or vibration along with the normal running sound. Sounds like something is binding or rubbing inside. I see two very small phillips screws that attach the fuel tank and the screws in the couplers. Have any of you had one of these apart? I'm reasonably mechanically inclined, should I try and get in there or just send it back to Bachmann?
    I hesitate to send it back due to I have already weathered it. I don't know if they could, or would, just install the weathered shell on a new frame and drive unit or what. I'm open for any suggestions you all might have-------John R