Chief cook & bottle washer
I'm full of questions lately and here's another. Sitting in the cab looking forward, I'm talking about the left hand side. Going forward = no problem, but in reverse on a left hand curve and sometimes on the straight, it stops suddenly, locked up. It started this a couple of weeks ago so I stripped it down, cleaned everything up, lubricated it with Woodland Scenics grease and oil and it's still the same. I think it's the jack shaft on the left side that's locking it all up but can't find why. The rod holes don't look enlarged, but the jack shaft does get out of quarter with the rest of the rods on that side. Has anyone else had this problem and cured it, possibly by fitting new rods and jack shafts? I'll give Bachmann a ring tonight, but meanwhile I'd be interested to get an answer.