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Offline Bryan  
#1 Posted : 22 November 2017 22:51:22(UTC)
Bryan

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Dear all

I have quite a few Marklin Hamo locomotives (83* series) that need repair. The owner has bought a lot of Fleishmann profi track to run them on. The profi track is code 83 and the Hamo is designed to run on older code 100 and so the locos hit the track chairs. I have looked up Marklin service, there are no diagrams for any of the locos I have. I thought the wheels may have been still available and could be changed to a later Marklin part having the later wheel profiles. Has anyone come across this repair request before.

Personally I think it would be better to change the track to Peco setrack code 100 or streamline 100. There are 11 Hamo locos and seems a pity to change the wheels anyway. They are all 40 years old and classic boxed Marklin Hamo and would like to treat as such.

Any suggestions would be most welcome.

Regards
Bryan
Offline kimballthurlow  
#2 Posted : 23 November 2017 00:45:03(UTC)
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Hi Bryan,

Trix C track (2 rail version of Maerklin C track) is also code 83.
Now all my older Maerklin work on C track, so maybe Hamo will work on C track.
Try some.

regards
Kimball
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Offline H0  
#3 Posted : 23 November 2017 07:56:37(UTC)
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Hi!
Originally Posted by: kimballthurlow Go to Quoted Post
Now all my older Maerklin work on C track, so maybe Hamo will work on C track.
I have two Märklin locos that rattle on Märklin C track (code 90).
I do not assume that Hamo locos will work with Trix C track (code 83), but at least it is worth a try.

There are model tracks with smaller track chairs to avoid this issue while others are rather made to scale.
So if it fails on code 83 from one company, it may work on code 83 from another company - or vice versa.
Regards
Tom
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Online EMD_GP7  
#4 Posted : 23 November 2017 16:35:53(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: H0 Go to Quoted Post
So if it fails on code 83 from one company, it may work on code 83 from another company - or vice versa.


Hi all.
I have tried a Hamo Swiss Croc and Ae6/6 on Roco Geoline which is Code 83 and both locos ride up on the Point frog and while the Croc does not seem to hit the chairs or sleepers the Ae6/6 does.
Hope this helps , Colin.
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Offline Bryan  
#5 Posted : 23 November 2017 19:51:13(UTC)
Bryan

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Dear All
Thank you all for replying.
I will have a good look at the Trix C track, seems the right way to go.
The Marklin C track is backwards compatible for old Marklin, so the Trix should be the same.
Regards
Bryan
Offline H0  
#6 Posted : 23 November 2017 20:21:07(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bryan Go to Quoted Post
The Marklin C track is backwards compatible for old Marklin[...]
Some locos from the '60s rattle on Märklin C track. I do not call this backwards compatible.

Originally Posted by: Bryan Go to Quoted Post
[...] so the Trix should be the same.
Trix C track is code 83 with nickle silver rails, Märklin C track is code 90 with steel rails. They are not the same.
Regards
Tom
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Offline midwestbls  
#7 Posted : 06 December 2017 21:04:14(UTC)
midwestbls

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I ran HAMO SBB Re460 locomotives on RocoLine track (Code 83) and through RocoLine switches without problems. (I've heard that Roco is reintroducing new production of RocoLine with roadbed this fall!!!)
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