Black Beetle servicing

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Black Beetle servicing

Postby NICKJW » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:05 am

Hi gents

A quick question...

I am looking at purchasing a black beetle motor bogie. Do they come apart easily for oiling etc? If so, how?

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Re: Black Beetle servicing

Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:38 pm

NICKJW wrote:Hi gents

A quick question...

I am looking at purchasing a black beetle motor bogie. Do they come apart easily for oiling etc? If so, how?

thanks
Nick


The answer is probably Yes Nick.
I say probably as I've never tried as all the areas requiring lube seem to be accessible without stripping down the unit.
There are 4 small screws on top surface of the motorblock which would when unscrewed allow the housing containing the pick-up mechanism to be removed giving access to motor assembly.

The Halling which I prefer (cheaper) has two small screws at base of motor block which immediately gives access to all locations that might require lube. I've just stripped one down. Halling disadvantage is the small wheels which might look out of place on some Locos.
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Postby Oztrainz » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:58 pm

Hi Nick,
the instruction sheet for the Black Beetle is available on line at the Hollywood Foundry (Bullant drive) site
http://www.hollywoodfoundry.com/SEM%20PDF%20Files/Black%20Beetle.pdf from a link at bottom of this page on the manufacturer's webpage under the "Miscellaneous" heading

http://home.waterfront.net.au/~sem/instructions.htm
I hope that this provides enough information for you.
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Postby KEG » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:06 pm

JL Toeffelholm fixed Hornby 14,1 mm wheels to his Hallig (41mm) drive

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Have Fun

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:10 pm

KEG wrote:JL Toeffelholm fixed Hornby 14,1 mm wheels to his Hallig (41mm) drive

Have Fun

Juergen


Unfortunately if you have the 35mm w/b that's not feasible. :cry:
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Postby NICKJW » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:14 pm

Thanks chaps for your responses.

kind regards
Nick


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