1. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Hi group. Still in the process of reviving my first locomotives, after bring back to life my MTL F-Units, I just remembered that I stil own a couple of Rogue GP38s. They had been resting in their boxes for 20 years or so... So I put them on the tracks, and one doesn't run anymore (the second one, not too bad, even if it's far from current AZL products). Its headlights go on, and I hear no growl coming from its motor, so I suspect there is a juice flow interruption somewhere between the locomotive's wheels and its motor's contactors.

    Looks like both chassis halves are cliped together, with some miscellaneous electric equipment (diodes ? any other system ?) put randomly here and there..

    My question today : how can one proceed in order of separating both chassis halves and above all putting them back together ? There is no instruction sheet other than one saying the one-year warranty will be cancelled if one dissasembles the locomotive..

    Thank you for any input !

    Dom
     
  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Oh, wow! Maybe try posting this over on the AZL Forums page, got quite a few knowledgeable people over there.
     
  3. tjdreams

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    Do a search for "Improving Performance of the Rogue Locomotive Works GP38-2"
    Better yet Contact Rob K from Z Track Magazine,. He probably knows more about the RLW loco's than anyone else.
     
  4. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    OK guys, thanks for your advises, will do that. ;)

    Dom
     
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  5. JoeS

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  6. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you so much, Joe. will read that (again) carefully. ;)

    Dom
     
  7. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    When ya' get a chance, show us your GP38's!:D
     
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  8. Kurt Moose

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    Curious, will the newer GP38 shells still fit the old Rogue chassis, and vice versa?:rolleyes:

    I heard they're still the same?
     
  9. z.scale.hobo

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    AZL GP38 shells as far as I remember still to today say "Rogue Locomotive Works" - its the original mold from what I recall and why we are blessed with a sub-$100 locomotive.
     
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  10. Kurt Moose

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    Dang, I'll have to look at one of my Milw GP38's to see!

    Can't beat the newer GP38's for price and reliability now, plus the details that come with them.(y)
     
  11. tjdreams

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    It will work i just fit my 1997 Ztrack RLW body (one of the first 26 GP38-2's made by RLW) onto one of the new GP38-2 replacement chassis.
    The Fuel tank on the brass chassis is bigger than the tank on the new chassis so i'm not sure how well a old chassis will fit into a newer shell.
     
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