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Re: PC: Stewarts


Yes I guess that's true, if you keep your hands off of them they will
run ok however only if you run on totally flat track and do not have
other units that run slightly faster running with them. As I have said
in the past this noise occurs when you have a faster unit connected to
it, a heavy train pushing the unit down grade, or slowing to stop a
heavy train.  
Most of the time I mix power on trains. I run my PRR Kato SD40's/SD45's
with these units and this noise occurs. But really when you get right
down to it, it is a defect in the locomotive, a defect that as I have
mentioned in the past, was corrected by Stewart. I will not have units
that I cannot freely mix into trains. I also do not subscribe to the
practice of using dummy units, but that is my choice and I am most
likely in the minority. Many messages have been posted about this
practice and if it works for others that's great, but it's not for me. I
am a locomotive guy and own many more locomotives than I have cars.

So the point is that the units can be improved. I offer the info only as
a way to correct a defect without much difficulty. The Stewart six axle
units are a great product and I am very pleased with mine after these

Best regards,

David Campbell
Norton, VA

Lon Godshall wrote:
> Dave:
> <<<Lon,
> Push the unit while it's running, if the unit has the problem I speak of
> you will hear the noise which sounds like a dry bearing. If it is
> updated you will hear no noises at all. The original drive shaft was the
> same color as all of other drive line parts. The newer ones appear to be
> made of metal and are silver colored.
> David >>>
> Lon:
> I see.
> I popped the hood and saw plastic shafts, so they are the older ones.
> So if I keep my hands off my trains while they operate, there will be no
> noise?
> I didn't notice any when I had my hands off them. I will check again
> today and write back tonight.
> LOn

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