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@rplst8 posted:

I have the 2019 K4 WGH funeral train and it still has the same problems. It’s unlikely the earlier 2016 release is any different.

I have a 6-84115 as well and was hoping. I guess not with Lionel's track record. I tried to look thru the spokes like RickO suggested but couldn't see anything useful. Maybe I'm doing it wrong.

@LionelAG posted:

Thanks very much Dave!

No problem.

@cjack posted:

I have a 6-84115 as well and was hoping. I guess not with Lionel's track record. I tried to look thru the spokes like RickO suggested but couldn't see anything useful. Maybe I'm doing it wrong.

Chuck, did you happen to go through the topic I linked above? I know that Rick and everyone involved really went and got the kitchen sink in on that one. I do remember Rick talking about it I think on his YouTube channel in the video. I don't remember if he reposted that there or had another video? Feels like it has been forever with this.

No problem.

Chuck, did you happen to go through the topic I linked above? I know that Rick and everyone involved really went and got the kitchen sink in on that one. I do remember Rick talking about it I think on his YouTube channel in the video. I don't remember if he reposted that there or had another video? Feels like it has been forever with this.

"Before you even take it apart it's merely a matter of shining a flashlight through the spokes onto the secondary shaft and bushing in the chassis.

Then, with the loco powered off rock the engine back and forth. In my engines case the shaft rocked back and forth inside the bushing, and the bushing was worn oblong."

That was the advice...now I'm thinking he meant to look along the wheel, not thru the wheel? When I do that, I can see the bushing edge. I don't see any unusual movement of shaft in the bushing. My K4 is relatively unrun, but the engine is a favorite. Maybe I should be proactive.

Thanks for the reply.

@cjack posted:


That was the advice...now I'm thinking he meant to look along the wheel, not thru the wheel? When I do that, I can see the bushing edge. I don't see any unusual movement of shaft in the bushing. My K4 is relatively unrun, but the engine is a favorite. Maybe I should be proactive.

Thanks for the reply.

With the open spokes rotated to the top of the wheel, you should be able to see it fairly easy.

Here's an amateur video I did a couple of years ago on this subject. This will save me a few paragraphs and make more sense to those wondering  what the issue is:

( if Im too long winded, the gearbox internals are shown at 7:30)

https://youtu.be/gDAf0hukCKc?feature=shared

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@LionelAG posted:

I'm looking at adding this 2011 issued locomotive to my collection and I'm curious if anyone has any experience with it.  It claims whistle steam effect but with a single smoke generator.

Any issues that anyone has with it?  Would love to hear your experience.

I have one, which I have run a lot. It's on the layout right now. Great whistle and smoke, from both smoke units. I have given it normal maintenance, the same as my other engines. I have had no issues with this engine, and it is one of my favorites.

Pat

@harmonyards posted:

There is a known defect in SOME models that exhibited the cluster gear to walk away from the motor gear. Some models exhibited it horribly to the point of skipping teeth, some had only minor walk, ….many opted for the cheap insurance plan I devised some time ago when I campaigned the fix for this issue…..

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Pat-

I tried to send you a private message but your profile is disabled.  I also tried to send you an email using the address in your profile.  I've got 2 locomotives (from the "list") that I'd like to discuss sending you for repairs.  Please advise.

Tim

@LionelAG posted:

Pat-

I tried to send you a private message but your profile is disabled.  I also tried to send you an email using the address in your profile.  I've got 2 locomotives (from the "list") that I'd like to discuss sending you for repairs.  Please advise.

Tim

Pat's profile looks alright to me. @harmonyards, he'll respond as soon as he is able I'm sure.

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