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Old 04-28-2020, 04:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought two sets of gears and within a month this happened. The last set only lasted two weeks. Looking for recommendations because this is BS.

This is for a LGB 20232 loco. I use PIKO 36216 Gear Grease.

And I'm still waiting for Piko American to fix my 0-6-0 loco after sending it at the end of February. Keep calling and asking and they said they'll call me back but never do. I understand they're in San Diego with the lockdown but they can at least call me back Maybe I'll get the Piko back by 2022. They're open for business.
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Idler Gears go bad for several reasons as follows.

Quartering of the wheels
Motor not fully seating in the cradle (alignment pin incorrect as motor was upside down)

Holes for axles worn (not engines with idler gears)
Motor bad due to side play from bearings worn, esp long shaft motors.
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Old 04-30-2020, 06:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I do custom machine gears, have lots of gears in my stock, I use hi density Delrin machinable plastic, much better than injection molded gears, you can contact me through email [email protected], sample pictures.
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Old 04-30-2020, 11:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Something had to be wrong to eat up the gears. I think you need to investigate.

If I was to take a wild guess, cutting a "half moon" into a gear normally means gears are not in correct mesh... I'd look at the motor location as Dan mentioned.

What happened to the loco in the first place? Was it new, and failed early?

Some more history please.

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