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Bryan,

Give LGBoA a call and see what they recommend.  I don't think an adhesive of any kind will be a long term solution for torque transmission.   My LGB mikado had a star shaped coupling between the motor and the drive shaft that stripped out.  LGB replaced it no problem.  It just kind of stinks not having the loco for a few weeks.  Luckily, its winter. 

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Torby,

That's not right at all!  The only reason my drive train failed is that I was hanging a 20 car freight off the back and running up a 5% (maybe more) grade with it.  SInce having her repaired with a different coupling, I've limited her to about 15 cars.  No problems at all, even running on 4' diameter curves (kind of hard to hang 15 cars off the back when its a 4' diameter circle...)

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Bryan,

At least you weren't having an open house when the drive crapped out.  My mikado made a nice smooth stop with the brakes squealing.  I didn't realize what had happened until it was too late!! Out came the diesels to save the day!

Torby, now now. there's got to be something that's causing the botanical's mike to have problems.  I have both mikados, and they both run well.  I do feel that the LGB one is slightly better, but due to the nature of my mikado, I don't run her that much.

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Torby,

I imagine that any train in a public layout will be subject to intense abuse!  Still, I'd expect the drive train to last.  Do they use Aristo mikados on that layout? Why not? ;)

Mark
 
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