Converting a powered unit to a dummy

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by kokoracer, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. kokoracer

    kokoracer Member

    I have an Atlas RS3 that was damaged beyond repair. The loco hit the floor demolishing the engine mounts etc. My LHS extimated the repair at over $50, which is too high for me, considering I have a number of RS3s. I can restore the appearance and after removing the motor, find that the chassis tracks okay. What othe parts should I remove?
  2. santafewillie

    santafewillie Member

    If you haven't already removed them, remove the worm gears.
  3. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    If you can easily disassemble the trucks, remove the internal gears too - they'll create some additional drag if left in place. Leave the gears on the axles in place.

  4. kokoracer

    kokoracer Member

    Thanks for the help guys! That is what I like about this place, a novice like me can ask questions and not be out of place.

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