Westside SP Atlantic 4-4-2

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800622
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Westside SP Atlantic 4-4-2

Post by 800622 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:47 pm

I recently bought a second hand Westside brass Atlantic in SP Daylight colours. It hadn't been run for some time and was consequently a bit lumpy at first but a good oiling of the motion has cured most of that. It hadn't had a lot of running so I gave it a blast around the club layout. As there were no instructions in the box I looked at taking the body off to lube the motor/gearbox set up. I found the two small screws under the cab and removed them but found that I couldn't see any way at the front end to release the body. Unwilling to use too much muscle on an expensive-ish purchase, I left well alone. Can anyone help me with a copy of the instruction sheet please? Also I 'd like to know what type of bulb was fitted to the fore and aft light sockets. I'd be grateful for any help in this matter.

077256
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Re: Westside SP Atlantic 4-4-2

Post by 077256 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:57 pm

You can try Paul Doggett he is up to speed with SP brass locos, his land line no., is in the directory.

Dave...

800622
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Re: Westside SP Atlantic 4-4-2

Post by 800622 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:58 pm

Many thanks for the info, I will try phoning him probably tonight.

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Re: Westside SP Atlantic 4-4-2

Post by mec_alf » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:12 pm

Almost certainly there's a screw under the smoke-box, obscured by the pony truck; certainly that's beenthe case with all my brass steam locos.
From Rigby Yard to the Hill - MEC and SP live on.

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Re: Westside SP Atlantic 4-4-2

Post by 800622 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:47 pm

Thanks mec-alf I took the cow catcher and front pony truck off and on very close inspection found a little screw hiding down a hole. Bingo out has come the chassis and low and behold the worm gear looks as dry as a witch's thingummy! Let's see what a bit of silicone grease does for it and maybe a tiny drop of oil on the motor bearings.
Thanks again guys for the helpful suggestions.

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Re: Westside SP Atlantic 4-4-2

Post by 800622 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:30 am

Lubrication of the worm and motor bearing has had the desired effect, the model runs really smoothly through the range now. It wasn't without its fraught moments, one of the tiny screws flew off into the Bermuda triangle which sits in my workshop, happily I have a wide selection of small sized screws and managed to find one that fitted, not without a certain amount of muttering. I feared that it would need to be drilled and tapped to a BA size - I've lots of those from 12 - 0 in size.

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Re: Westside SP Atlantic 4-4-2

Post by mec_alf » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:48 pm

800622 wrote:Lubrication of the worm and motor bearing has had the desired effect, the model runs really smoothly through the range now. It wasn't without its fraught moments, one of the tiny screws flew off into the Bermuda triangle which sits in my workshop, happily I have a wide selection of small sized screws and managed to find one that fitted, not without a certain amount of muttering. I feared that it would need to be drilled and tapped to a BA size - I've lots of those from 12 - 0 in size.
Glad to hear it. As for the screw, if you walk around in bare feet you WILL find it.
From Rigby Yard to the Hill - MEC and SP live on.

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