Need Help finding motor parts for this Bachmann

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  1. Bachmann_I10sa

    Bachmann_I10sa Member

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    Hey again all, I need some help locating some brush parts for the motor in this Bachmann 2-8-0 Consolidation type I-10sa steamer. It's about 25 years old. This used to be a parts locomotive for my other two I-10sa's (hence the missing brushes and their springs), but I recently decided to repaint this engine black and attempt to restore it to service on my layout. I got the drivetrain rebuilt with a resin-casted replacement driveaxle (heehee I can make as many as I want now), but need new brushes and the little springs that go with them for the engine to actually run. I do not know their diameter but could take the boiler shell back off the engine to find out. Does anyone know where I could get the brushes I need, and the springs to go with them?

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  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    What sort of frame do you have? I have one of those that was sold as a Bachmann Plus a few years ago. It has the same can motor used in all of the Bachmann Plus and Spectrum models.
  3. Bachmann_I10sa

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    Frame? I'm not sure what kind of I.D. you're referring to with that. This was a plus series locomotive, too. You say yours is just a few years old? I thought they stopped making these in the 80's. The motor on this one is one of those built into the frame, with the two little round brushes that ride on the armature.
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    I bought mine new in the '80's. I think that motor is available from Bachmann, I don't know if the brushes are available separately.
  5. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    The brushes and springs from an old Bachmann train set diesel with the pancake motor will interchange.
    I don't have any at the moment, maybe someone else here may have a junker they are parting out.
  6. Bachmann_I10sa

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    That would be very well appreciated if there were....:)