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Does anyone know what e unit is used on the Union Pacific 752E?   Secondly, Anyone know where I can pick up a couple of the brush plates I have pictured here?  Jeff at the Train Tender doesn't have any and he does not believe anyone reproduces them.  Thanks.20210728_22364120210728_223658

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Does anyone know what e unit is used on the Union Pacific 752E?   Secondly, Anyone know where I can pick up a couple of the brush plates I have pictured here?  Jeff at the Train Tender doesn't have any and he does not believe anyone reproduces them.  Thanks.20210728_22364120210728_223658

The motor in your photo is what Greenberg classifies as a Type 4, made between 1919 and 1924.  They were used in the 150 series locomotives, of which there is still a pretty large supply.

I could take the brushplate off of one of my surplus motors that I'm not likely to use in a loco restoration.  Sometimes I strip them and sell for parts.

I'll take this opportunity to note that I'm always looking for  junk condition 150 and 250 series engines.  If you have any messed up such engine that you don't know what to do with, I'm a buyer if it's cheap enough.

I meant just the brushes and copper arms. The brushes needed to be silver soldered to the arms by the buyer. Brushes were @ $4.00 a pair, and the arms @$2.00 each. You did not have to buy sets from Tebolt.  George did offer everything BUT the holder, including insulation, screws & nuts for installing on your existing holder for $15.00 as a kit.   I do not know of anybody that reproduced the actual metal brush holder.  Harry

To expand on Harry's note, the last brushes I got from Jeff Kane weren't really tinned and a note was included that said to super glue them in. That worked. Going forward, when I run out of brushes will probably have to make some from say #92 brush. Note sure how that'll work but have had success with it on type 2 motors

Just before I noticed this thread, I was about to inquire about the chances of somebody such as Hennings reproducing the brushes and springs for these motors as I acquired a cosmetically restored Lionel 150 locomotive that had brushes worn nearly into their spring holders which resulted in very bad operation.  

I cleaned out the holders and managed to modify a couple of the skinny brushes used in Lionel's Postwar whistle tenders to do the job (there's probably a brush that would be a closer fit, but I only have the common couple of Postwar ones on hand).  Not sure how long they'll last as I didn't have a great way of securing them, but so far they seem to be doing the trick.  They needed to be shortened quite a bit so they wouldn't touch the "brush holder" plate when assembled.  That said, I'm not much a fan of the cobbled together/questionable nature of this repair so if somebody does introduce such a product to the market again in the future I'd be in for a number of sets so that I wouldn't have to worry about it again.

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