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hi everyone,

my son has all the hornby 'Thomas the Tank' 00 engines.

gordon 'the big blue engine' is sick.

the problem lies with the motor/gearbox that resides within the tender unit - one of the gears has come adrift

can anyone please tell me how to remove the top cover of the tender? - i see no screws & am afraid of breaking it.

many thanks.
 

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hi,

problem sorted - by chance i seen an old service sheet in another forum - the cover is 'clipped in'.

to remove you have to insert a s/driver from underneath the motor carriage & gently lever the side 'outwards' away from the retaining catches to release.

sorry about the trivial question.
 

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Glad you've sorted it out.
Don't worry about asking questions we're not of the tsk what a moron type on here. Any question is a good one and we don't mind helping out where possible.

I wouldn't relish the prospect of prising a tender top off without a bit of a clue.
If you need any gears for Gordon I'd try either modelspares of Burnley or East Kent models as if you contact hornby they'll probably redirect you there anyway.
 

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thanks for your kind reply SB - will keep that address in mind.

just to add about removing the tender top - you actually insert the s/driver inside the tender compartment not between the plastic cover & metal wheel carriage.

the open space found around the wheels (with the carriage turned upside down) allows you to do this - you then sort of push the side outwards from the inside thereby avoiding any damage.

discovered the main motor gear had fallen off - pressed it back on with loc tight
my son & gordon are both feeling much better.
 

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QUOTE (rampzoid @ 6 Mar 2006, 19:57)discovered the main motor gear had fallen off - pressed it back on with loc tight

This is a VERY common fault with the alloy gear
that Hornby used at one time,-the best solution is to replace it with a brass one,-they're readily available.
 

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Yep this is one of the few things that loctite won't actually lock tight!
 
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