Discussion in 'FAQs' started by TYCO MAN, Dec 23, 2004.
How Do I Get This To Stop ?? What Causes It ?? I've Tried Everything. Any Help Out There ??
Welcome to The Gauge, I'm about to find out on a old SCL Bicentennial edition Tyco U-boat, I'll let you know how it comes out :thumb: Sadly, they were not built for maintenance as the power truck is riveted together. The only way to open it up is by drilling out the two rivets that hold it all together. I'll simply tie it all back together with some very small machine nuts and bolts.
This Is A Newer (hong Kong) Engine
This Is Not The Older Mantua Motor. It's The One Made In Hong Kong. I Do Have A Lot Of The Older Mantua Though. Let Me Know How You Make Out. Thanks
The one I have does the exact same thing until it warms up .
Runs good warm for a tyco. cold natured.
Has to be a lubrication problem or one of those motors that were not designed for lubrication and then lubing them messed it up. Just a thought.
Does it stop after warming up?
I find that stiking it right in the center with a claw hammer usually solves that problem. Fixes a whole lot of other problems too. Cars that derail a lot, locos that stall, kits where the parts don't fit right, Headaches ect...
Does Not Stop When Warm
This One Keeps Doing It Cold Or Warm. I Love My Old Tycos, Why Would I Take A Hammer To Them. Thanks
I'd rather you fix my equipment with your airbrush, Blake. I'll leave the other tweekin' to my own tools and a withering vocabulary :thumb:
Welcome to The Gauge TYCO MAN.
Sounds like the armature bearings are dry.
I lube them with a drop of 30W motor oil. Do not over oil the bearing on the side with the brushes.
These motors have a tendancy to run hot and the armature bearings dry out quickly requiring more frequent maintainence.
Have you been to this site?
Sorry, I couldn't resist. Tyco Man, that's just my nature. I'm just a born wise guy. What these guys are telling you is probably right. A little lube in the motor bearings should stop that squeal. Just one drop per end. LaBelle #108 light bearing oil works well. Atlas also has a similar lube for motor bearings. Shaygetz, are you suggesting that I beat equipment with an expensive airbrush?
Interesting site Ray.
Brought back some memories, especially the Plymouth switcher. I do have the shell of the Silver Streak in my junk box.
Only if I knew......
Great site, Ray. Got me wantin' to put horn hook couplers back on my equipment again :thumb:
You da man with an airbrush, Blake. I still got your website bookmarked for the day when I can afford to have a pro paint my HOn3 C&S 2-6-0 Mogul :thumb:
Can Motor Option
I Was Going To Try To Put Can Motors In All My Old Tycos. Not The Mantuas But The Hong Kongs. Will This Be Hard ?? Have Any Of You Ever Tried. Let Me Know. The Oil Worked. Train Runs Great For Now.
There are certain Tycos that are almost a drop on fit to Athearn mechanisms, the Tyco GP20 body to the Athearn GP7 frame. Much easier to do and with Ebay, probably a three or four to one cost savings over can motors, more with the needed gear boxes and such.
I have remotored and regeared a couple of these Tyco power trucks with motors from CD ROM drives.
They run great, but I would recomend the Athearn chassis swap.
This is the other side.
I have this power truck in a C430 and another in a Plymouth switcher.
Wow That Looks Great !!!! Thats Somthing Like I Was Going To Try With A Can Motor. Where Did You Get The Gearing ??
Thanks TYCO MAN.
I find most of the gears I use in old mechanical toys, old alarm clocks, tape decks and VCRs.
Ray, I've got to do one of those remotors one time. Was it a drop in fit or close to it?
Well, not exactly.
I chucked the old truck frame in the lathe and cut out the old motor cavity to allow the new motor to fit.
You could grind it out with a Dremel I suppose.
Other than that it just involves some drilling for the motor mount screws and the post for the extra reduction gear if you choose to add it.
If you can find a slightly smaller diameter motor from a computer cooling fan you may not need to do the milling.
"A lathe...", says Shaygetz in a wistful sigh, "Oh, to have a lathe...."
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