LL GP-20 Problem, Need Help

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by WM-N-fan, May 15, 2002.

  1. WM-N-fan

    WM-N-fan Member

    Today I used my GP-20 that I had for awhile. It was always noisy. After a few months, it began to wobble every few seconds. Earlier today, I disassembled it, and cleaned the gears and wheels out. I noticed a piece of brass that I recently found out is called a contact strip, was dangling and hitting the wheels. I removed an inch or so of it. The engine doesn't run. What should I do? Is that what powers the engine? How do you reattach it? Should I solder it?

  2. Catt

    Catt Guest

    It doesn't run because you cut off the power sourse.You need to replace it
  3. BDC

    BDC Member

    Charlie's right. You'll probably need to order a new strip from LL. The strip should sit upon a brass contact from the truck. It picks up the electricity from the wheels and transfers it to the frame/engine. The strip on the other side takes juice from the frame back to the wheels.
  4. WM-N-fan

    WM-N-fan Member

    I put in rail joiners, and it works ok. I will solder them, and then solder a small spring (like a MT one) so it won't fall.

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