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Reply to "MTH 263 stripped gears"

Yes I've seen photos of this before on the Forum.  Is the damage really caused by a lack of grease?  Or a gear mesh issue that could be addressed with careful shimming?  Or is this a case where the worm wheel should have been made out of harder material?

If it is a lack of lubrication, a sealed gearbox with a sump would have helped a little.  Since these locos don't have one, I would consider using a sticky grease infused with molybdenum.  The stinky black stuff that MPC used might work well on these.  I once overhauled a 783 Hudson, and it was heck getting it off of my hands!

Last edited by Ted S
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