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    I just bought an older P2K GP38-2 locomotive. The motor is a real screamer. I have tried oiling it but it doesn't quiet down. Through a search, I found this is a common problem with this model. Any suggestions on a replacement motor and/or a source for motors. I don't want to put another P2K motor in it. The dimensions of the flat can motor in it now are 22mm high x 18mm wide x 32mm long (approximately). Every place I have looked, the prices for a motor are about what I paid for the locomotive.

    Thanks.

    David

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    Any company that has a good motor will cost you. NWSL has some of the best, see here; http://nwsl.com/uploads/chap2_web_01-2014.pdf

    Also, one of the best to ask this question is to Denny, Forum member (CWRailman) he has done many motor replacements and knowledge about them.


    Louis L&R Western Railroad
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    • #3
      Denny certainly is a great resource.

      I get my motors from LocoDoc or Hollywood Foundry:

      http://locodoc.com/

      http://www.hollywoodfoundry.com/default.htm

      Thanks Cameron

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      • #4
        David, Did you run just the motor? I have had these engines make that same noise but it has been the bearings for the worm gears on top of the trucks.

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        • #5
          I've heard that these folks make good stuff for repowering. (No personal experience nor connection with the business)

          http://www.alliancelocomotiveproducts.com/
          Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

          Cedar Swamp
          SW of Manistique, MI

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          • #6
            quote:


            Originally posted by Steam Nut


            David, Did you run just the motor? I have had these engines make that same noise but it has been the bearings for the worm gears on top of the trucks.


            No, I didn't. I will have to check that out before I go any further.

            Thanks.

            David

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