Hello everyone trainfam here,
I currently own a early thin rim Lionel 5 standard gauge steam engine. The motor, to put it lightly, has some issues. The gear attached to one of the wheels is bent severely, to the point in which it is rubbing against the metal frame. Also, the motor seems to have a issue making a electrical connection, I believe that the commutator has something to do with it. The commutator was very dirty when I received the locomotive, but I was able to clean it. However even after I cleaned it, the motor still has a problem working. Anyone have any idea on how or where I can have this fixed?