Hello everyone trainfam here,
I’ve found myself in a bit of a sticky situation, I’ve got a standard gauge motor from a Lionel 53. Unfortunately I believe the commutator/ brushes are a bit over oiled and most likely need to be dried. My question is what is the best way to dry the pieces off? When I put the locomotive Under power, especially in reverse, the oil that’s on the brushes begins to burn and as a result the brushes smoke. See video below:
as you can see smoke begins to come out of the brush and brush housing when power is put on the motor. How can I fix this and prevent it from happening in the future?