JamesRx posted:Bryant Dunivan 111417 posted:JamesRx posted:
Pete that was just the last straw...the set had other problems already...the units don't run straight on the track..really weird but true...the lead A has a loud ticking sound at all times...checked rollers, gears, etc...can't eliminate it no matter what I try. And as for oiling the rollers..some say you should NEVER do that, but I would try it if that were the only problem.
I remember MTH stating that rollers should be oiled to allow better conductivity to minimize light flicker in passenger cars. From my experience, what they instruct is true. I agree with Norton. I oil all of my rollers with 3 in 1 PTFE. I think the oil has Teflon. Works for me. Put red and tacky on the gears and it should be very smooth. I do this with all of my engines and cars as I unpack them. Has not failed me yet. I hope yours comes around. Work on 1 problem at a time. I think the engines are beautiful and would hate to see an engine lose its home and obviously a passionate train collector.
Bryant thank you so much for your reply. I was actually starting to put them back in the box, but you have inspired me. I could learn a lot from good folks like you and Norton (Pete). I'm going to keep them and see if I can't fix them myself. Thanks again!
That's the spirit. You can go to my profile for my email address if you want. We will all get through this.
The good news is that you are not alone and others want to fix this just as badly.