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I have two Joueff loco's from the late 1970's early 80's that have been stored in a unheated garage for a number of years. Having recently returned to the hobby I thought that I would test these engines to see if they still worked. On applying power I found that the motor was still turning but drive was not getting to the wheels. On dismantling the loco's I found that the rubber drive belt had suffered (fallen apart). Question does anyone know of a suitable replacement ? I have thought of using rubber bands or O rings but what is the correct size or material to use. I sent an email to Hornby International asking for help but from the reply they appear not to be interested. Not surprising !! Note that at the same time in the garage I also had Hornby and Piko loco's and these worked first time when tested.