Splitting gears on HO models

  scruffy1 Beginner

Has anyone got an alternative fir axle mounted gears on Austrains diesels. I have several diesels with split gears.

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  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Has anyone got an alternative fir axle mounted gears on Austrains diesels. I have several diesels with split gears.

The Trainorama replacement ones should fit.

  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Common problem and see these older Railpage posts for some ideas.

Start with this one and follow the links https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2044181.htm#2044181

That came from this thread https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2044181.htm#2044181

Also https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11382437.htm



  Oscar Train Controller

This videos is in one of those links but worth reposting particularly as the replacement filmed is on an Austrains loco.  Whilst I've bought a bunch of these gears I've yet to replace any but the video makes it look easy.  

  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Infront Models  have released replacement muffs for trainorama locos. They work.  I understand they will consider austrains variaties when possible.



Got to test them to see what happens, time will tell !!

David Head
  DJPeters Assistant Commissioner

Unfortunately this is a world problem for model trains manufactured in China. Most leading brands have had similar problems, Athearn for one so it is just not Australian models that suffer.  The Chinese by the look of it are using cheap plastic in these type of models and so you get problems. If it costs a bit more I am sure most modellers would want to pay that little bit extra on the retail price to use better quality plastic knowing that the model will last a few years rather than a few minutes. I know I would.

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