Jerry/Jiro says he can't make bevels. I used some from china - see the LSC threadContact Jiro, the guy who makes custom gears.
Northwest Short line has all sorts of re-gear sets for almost every situations. Check them out.After many years on the shelf the nylon pinion gear in the gear box next to the motor has cracked and lost a tooth. Any one know of a replacement? Bachmann no longer has the part.
I see that the factory front truck and rear axle have been replaced on yours. Do you still have them and would you be willing to part with them?Meant to put these up a few days ago. I tried the metal one Pete linked to but it is noisy and 'skips' sometimes and locks, bit too much play in the gears I think. This plastic one just does fit between the wheels and make it over the switch points. And it's pretty quiet too. I had to re-do the center bolster a bit to make everything fit plus add that styrene strip to hold it down. I also made a new mount that bolts to the underside of the bed too, the one I had made it too tall, it looked like a dragster, ha. But it works well and purrs along, in fact it's a bit fast at 11v. I probably could have just cut down the stock parts but I decided to make STL files and 3D print new ones. Those are here if you want them: RailTruckSTL.zip
Actually, come to think of it, this is the RailTruck Pete sold me a few years back. I've had a lot of fun with this little fellow. It have an old passenger car I picked up somewhere, its quite heavy with metal wheels and batteries for the lights but this little guy hauls it around with no sweat.
Fred, most of those regear sets are for smaller scale locomotives. (Good to see they finally have some photos online.) If you go to the 'old catalog pages' and look at the last page of the upgrade and replacement gears catalog, you'll find the few large scale parts/gears. I am not sure that the re-organized NWSL is producing them yet.Northwest Short line has all sorts of re-gear sets for almost every situations.
Nick, good to see your truck running. Bachmann only made one type - Martan's truck is a hybrid; looks like a railtruck frame with a single front axle and a regular truck back. I'm not sure it's the one I sold him, as mine looked like this:The truck I have has just 2 rear wheels, did they make more than one style?