Skip to main content

One of the pickup rollers on my Lionel B&O EM-1 articulated Legacy locomotive lies flat, perhaps broken spring, but not a visible flaw. It obviously does not touch center rail causing power dropout. Can these be repaired, though not evident to me, or must be replaced? If replaced, please suggest a source for the part. Lionel provides no help to out of warranty. I had better acquire a few. Are their different modern roller assemblies or is it one size fits all? Thanks

Original Post

Replies sorted oldest to newest

Looking at the pictures, it looks like the spring end has popped out of the roller and is now against the body.  I can't tell if it is broken at the end or just not enough side pressure to keep it in.  If spring end goes back in, maybe a little bending to the side to put more side pressure on it to keep it in.

If the end is broken and the spring is not too brittle, you can tinker and unroll one loop and see if you can bend it to work.  I have been tinkering such things all my life.   Sometimes it works and other times you buy the part.

The parts are available on the lionel support page for this engine.  Item 27/28.  Looks like a standard pickup design.

The other thing to check appears to be the broken wire attached to the "Grease" screw.   It shows up on other 11340 pictures.  Possibly a ground wire from the pilot truck?

Add Reply

This forum is sponsored by Lionel, LLC
OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
Link copied to your clipboard.