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How do you cure the limp on Bachmann Split Chassis Locos??

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Does anyone know how to cure the running problems that Bachmann split chassis locos suffer from ie that jerky limp??

I have a B1, V3 & a J39 that have the older split chassis. The J39 is not too bad but the B1 & V3 are awful. The B1 settles
down after an hours running but if its then put away & used again a week later it needs another hours running in!! The V3
will not run smoothly regardless of what I do!

Anyone have any ideas? These are 3 nice locos that I have but are not really useable which is a shame.....
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Remove the wheelkeeper plate and clean the axles and journals. I have a J39 that has had similar problems. A clean up cured most of the ills, still sounds like a box of spanners at times.
Bottomline the chassis is rubbish !!

I spayed my J39 with WD40 and so far transformed. There are concerns re WD40 attacking plastic?? As this chassis isa load of junk if it fails it will be binned so worth a try first!!!!!

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