geartrain noises

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by eldncn, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. eldncn

    eldncn New Member

    Why ask why? Some of will, no doubt say I should start oiff with a newer drivetrain,but here goes!
    Bear loco co./Hobbytown drives appeal to me for some reasons,and will purchase some soon. The gearing style is noisy by todays standards. To me this may be the only drawback! How would some of you tackle this issue?
  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Not much can be done to reduce the noise of these geartrains. If performance is acceptable-great, maybe the noise is worth it. I prefer quiet running, and have gone to some extremes to get quiet running. But then....that's me.
  3. Freelancer

    Freelancer Member

    Do whatever makes you happy. :) Or you could just tell everyone that it has a sound decoder. ;)

  4. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    the only thing i have tried that has helped is to put a bit of jewelers rouge on gears and run them in and then you must dissamble gear box and clean well.
  5. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Replace the primary gears with a spring belt and pulleys.
    Similar to the old Walthers gas-electric drive.
  6. eldncn

    eldncn New Member

    :thumb: Yes Ray.
    I've seen in some of your previous posts that these parts are where you find them. Automotive shaft seals often contain springs like you mentioned. Pulleys--old tape decks.vcrs and the like . I've also considerd "o" rings.
    This is getting good!

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