HO Scale Diesel Mechanic

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jon-monon, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    I'm rebuilding the motors on a 44 tonner today. Go one running like a champ; the other is still apart. It's in worst shape than the first. Have to rebuild the bearing cap/brush assy., cuz it had a meltdown, the I thot I would be schmadrt and sand the little commuter. Well, it spun on the shaft and ripped the little wires off. I got 'em soldered back on. I immagine when this is over, I'll just sit and drool. Cause of death: over lubrication. Tell yer little plastic folk to go light on the grease...
  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    What were you using to sand the poor little commuter ????
    I use a Dremal with the fine wire thingy it do`s a good job
    Bet you had lots of fun soldering the wires back:D :D :D
    Been there done that did not like it.:p
    Well I hope all is back together now and you have two motors running;)
    I passed you message on to my little men
    ;) ;)


    PS Kleenex are on the way
  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    My little plastic people are too darn lazy to do anything, which come to think of it doesn't make em' any different from me! :D :rolleyes: :p :D
  4. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    jon let this be a lesson, next time those out of work Gandy Dancer's beg you for something to do hand them brooms instead of tools. :p ;) :D

    Sorry to hear about the problems.

  5. Vic

    Vic Active Member


    I just signed a 4 day suspension without pay for those plastic people. Maybe that will teach them a lesson. Please banish them to the bottom of a drawer until Thurs. @ 7pm. Then they can come out and have Thanksgiving leftovers:D :p
  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    :mad: :mad: :mad: This Means War :mad: :mad: :mad:

    The second motor can't be salvaged. I have it runnin' with just one motor, like errol did on his 44T. The bearing holder just can't be salvaged to the point of reliability. Even with me out there don' the work. The little plastic mechanic said I should just replace both; then it hit me. If I throw more money at it, his life gets easier, and my proffits drop out. When I confronted him on this he got all huffy, started spouting about safety and unions. I fired him on the spot and he said he was going to see his lawyer. Well, I told him! I let him know that OSHA hasn't even beem invented yet, the EPA won't be coming on for 20 years, and the Mafia still runs the unions and John Ghady still a little kid, so he won't be getting locked up for a long, long time. Then I just smiled and polished my magnifying glass and said, "Sure was a shame how that old Gandy Dancer got found out on the sidewalk all melted like that" (evil laugh) :D :D :D
  7. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
    Whoever heard of cremation by soldering iron? :eek: :eek:

    You're killing me! :D

  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    AAARGH!!! not another case of idiotic workers doing in the motors.
    I thought only my crew did silly things like that. They should all be shipped to the funny farm and subjected to your magnifying glass Jon.
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Jon - a word to the wise. You may be 87 times as big as those little workers of yours, but if they decide to get together.....

    All I'm sayin' is don't fall asleep beside your layout!

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  10. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    LOL! I ain't ascared. I own them. They're not very schmadrt anywho. They know I have acetone too.:D :D :D
  11. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Who says people here have to much free time????????????
    :D :rolleyes: :D :p :D
  12. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Hut-O they got sticks

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  13. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Jon my good lad, sit down and take your MEDS, killing things off with a solder gun, whats it going to be next, chopping off little peoples legs to fit them into the 44 tonner.:D:D:rolleyes::D


  14. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    HeHeHe!:D Been there and done that:D :D Sometimes that's the only way I can get them inside of the Jordan vehicles:D :eek:
  15. PennRailRoads

    PennRailRoads Member

    Jon, when all else fails proceed to smack thyself in the forehead! :D

    In case your little people decide to go against you, you can always do it this way to stop them!

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  16. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Mine is about to get fired. Caught him just sitting on the front porch of th GP-9, staring into space.

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  17. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    88, just sneak up on him from behind with the magnifying glass, and focus it on his head... juuuuust until it smokes a little! That'l teach him to sit on his (_!_) on company time!
  18. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    I have one of those mini torches.....maybe a little fire on his backside............
  19. kase

    kase New Member

    lol u guys r taped. take some meds and sit down for some time
  20. thedowneaster

    thedowneaster Brakeman

    Keep an eye on the ebay...I picked up a couple 44 tonners for under $20 each. They were brand new with dcc on board from a very reputable supplier. Great runners...but a little noisy. At that price you may consider them disposable.

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