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Offline Hematite  
#1 Posted : 21 December 2023 13:43:15(UTC)
Hematite

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Joined: 18/03/2021(UTC)
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Location: Wisconsin, Oshkosh
I recently bought a Sprint set. It includes roadway, a rectifier and cars so I am able to run the cars.

The tires are probably the original and are very hard so have little traction. Does anyone have any experience with trying to increase the tire traction?

The motor ( Inline version 2) on one of the cars does not run. Any sources for used parts in USA?

I replaced the DC motors in two of the cars with very small Mabuchi motors, they originally had Inline version 1 motors.

I have spent time on the Swedish Sprint website that was suggested in this forum. It is a great resource for troubleshooting problems. They apparently sell parts and aftermarket tires. Does anyone have any experience with purchasing parts or service through that website?

I found parts available on eBay in Germany. So that would be an option.

Thanks in advance.

Roger
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Offline mbarreto  
#2 Posted : 21 December 2023 13:52:08(UTC)
mbarreto

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I had one set some years ago (around 50 years :-) ) and the only thing I remember about tires was that the original ones were very thin and
cars were considerably faster, specially in curves, with the larger tires.
Unfortunately and opposite to what happened with the trains, I don't know where it is.

Miguel
Best regards,
Miguel
Mostly Märklin H0.


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Offline Hematite  
#3 Posted : 21 December 2023 14:01:24(UTC)
Hematite

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Location: Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Miguel,

Thank you for the fast reply.

I am having the same problem with the car’s sliding out in corners. I may try to add a small amount of weight to help with traction.

How are the rubber tires removed from the wheels?

Roger
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Offline mbarreto  
#4 Posted : 21 December 2023 16:29:23(UTC)
mbarreto

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Originally Posted by: Hematite Go to Quoted Post

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How are the rubber tires removed from the wheels?

Roger


Just use the thumb to push them out of the car.

Best regards,
Miguel
Mostly Märklin H0.


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Offline Hematite  
#5 Posted : 11 February 2024 13:52:13(UTC)
Hematite

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Joined: 18/03/2021(UTC)
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Location: Wisconsin, Oshkosh
The original tires cracked and fell apart when I removed them from the wheels.

I took some measurements of the wheels and found the dimensions were very close to CB 15mm x 7mm wheels.

To make a long story short I found that Quick Slicks CB28F and CB29XF Silicone tires for 15mm x 7mm wheels worked very well on my track. They were $6.99 per pair.

Now I am trying to find an 8 tooth pinion gear that will fit on the 1.5mm motor shaft.

Hope this is useful information.

Roger
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#6 Posted : 12 February 2024 01:20:44(UTC)
Bigdaddynz

New Zealand   
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Posts: 18,677
Location: New Zealand
There's a German eBay dealer who sells Marklin Sprint parts including tyres. He occasionally has a complete motor / gearbox for sale, and I bought one for a car I have that didn't have a motor or rear wheels.

He also has the 8 tooth gears

https://www.ebay.de/str/...sid=p4429486.m3561.l2563

https://www.ebay.de/itm/...77597:g:25UAAOSw8UtbM5NX

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Offline Hematite  
#7 Posted : 12 February 2024 23:44:18(UTC)
Hematite

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Location: Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Thank you very much for the suggestion.

This is an incredible resource for Marklin newbies like myself.

Roger


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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#8 Posted : 13 February 2024 00:23:17(UTC)
Jimmy Thompson

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Location: Florida Classic but Successful Swampland City
Wow! Love
Jimmy T
Analogue; M-track; BR 111; KLVM; Primex; Sarrasani Zirkuswelt
There is a Prototype For Everything
Offline Märklin Sprint  
#9 Posted : 06 March 2024 15:36:06(UTC)
Märklin Sprint

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Location: West Terschelling
Originally Posted by: Hematite Go to Quoted Post
Thank you very much for the suggestion.

This is an incredible resource for Marklin newbies like myself.

Roger






Hello Hematite,

I came across your posts about Märklin Sprint.
Since 7 years I collect and restore Sprint cars and write blogs about Märklin Sprint.
https://marklinsprint.home.blog/
and I have an Instagram account about Sprint.
I am also a member of the Swedish Marklin Racing Club.

If you have any (technical) questions concerning Sprint, please feel free to ask.

Kind regards.

Aart

Holland
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#10 Posted : 06 March 2024 16:01:45(UTC)
Jimmy Thompson

United States   
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Posts: 626
Location: Florida Classic but Successful Swampland City
Märklin Sprint,

Love ThumpUp Woot
Jimmy T
Analogue; M-track; BR 111; KLVM; Primex; Sarrasani Zirkuswelt
There is a Prototype For Everything
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