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Offline LongHairedDavid  
#1 Posted : 02 July 2019 12:22:01(UTC)
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Every so often the lok stops with a traction tyre wrapped around the valve gear!

Sometimes both of them come off and the only way to sort it is to take the body off and tease them back into place. Is there anything I can do to stop them coming off in the first place?
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Offline xxup  
#2 Posted : 02 July 2019 12:37:37(UTC)
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Stop doing burnouts on the layout.. LOL

Are you sure that you have the correct tyres on the loco? I used to have lots of V60s and I can't recall shredding any tyres.. Put some new ones on anyway - once they come off they will not stay on properly..
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Offline LongHairedDavid  
#3 Posted : 02 July 2019 12:53:03(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: xxup Go to Quoted Post
Stop doing burnouts on the layout.. LOL

Are you sure that you have the correct tyres on the loco? I used to have lots of V60s and I can't recall shredding any tyres.. Put some new ones on anyway - once they come off they will not stay on properly..


Lok is only 3 months old so original tyres. Just got an order on its way from Lippe so I guess new ones will have to wait :-(
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Offline Rwill  
#4 Posted : 02 July 2019 13:10:56(UTC)
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As usual on eBay from my favourite "spare part" supplier in Italy very good price and postage:


www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MARKL...2035?hash=item2f26228f53:g:8KsAAOSwPrtb7V4M
Offline LongHairedDavid  
#5 Posted : 02 July 2019 13:22:10(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Rwill Go to Quoted Post
As usual on eBay from my favourite "spare part" supplier in Italy very good price and postage:


www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MARKL...2035?hash=item2f26228f53:g:8KsAAOSwPrtb7V4M


Well that's done then. I am an active EBay user but never thought to look!

Thank you
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Online cookee_nz  
#6 Posted : 02 July 2019 13:31:56(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: LongHairedDavid Go to Quoted Post
Every so often the lok stops with a traction tyre wrapped around the valve gear!

Sometimes both of them come off and the only way to sort it is to take the body off and tease them back into place. Is there anything I can do to stop them coming off in the first place?


What are you pulling with the Loco?
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Offline hxmiesa  
#7 Posted : 02 July 2019 13:45:01(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: LongHairedDavid Go to Quoted Post
Lok is only 3 months old so original tyres. Just got an order on its way from Lippe so I guess new ones will have to wait :-(

Maybe its an older model, and has spent years on the shelve in the shop, causing the tyres to go brittle¿?

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Offline LongHairedDavid  
#8 Posted : 02 July 2019 13:46:48(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: cookee_nz Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: LongHairedDavid Go to Quoted Post
Every so often the lok stops with a traction tyre wrapped around the valve gear!

Sometimes both of them come off and the only way to sort it is to take the body off and tease them back into place. Is there anything I can do to stop them coming off in the first place?


What are you pulling with the Loco?


It's my yard shunter so not much in terms of load. Max 5 wagons, I should think.
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Offline IanC  
#9 Posted : 02 July 2019 14:38:08(UTC)
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Have you oiled it recently or squirted anything with WD40? It all runs down to the wheels eventually and gets between the metal and the rubber and the tyres peel off on rotation. Pulling a loco along the track unpowered as a dead weight will also stretch the tyres. Just a thought. IanC
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Offline LongHairedDavid  
#10 Posted : 02 July 2019 14:47:58(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: IanC Go to Quoted Post
Have you oiled it recently or squirted anything with WD40? It all runs down to the wheels eventually and gets between the metal and the rubber and the tyres peel off on rotation. Pulling a loco along the track unpowered as a dead weight will also stretch the tyres. Just a thought. IanC


Hmmm. No oiling but I have been known to rub the loco back and forth a couple of times over a dirty piece of track. That's a habit I will stop now!
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Online cookee_nz  
#11 Posted : 02 July 2019 20:27:48(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: LongHairedDavid Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: IanC Go to Quoted Post
Have you oiled it recently or squirted anything with WD40? It all runs down to the wheels eventually and gets between the metal and the rubber and the tyres peel off on rotation. Pulling a loco along the track unpowered as a dead weight will also stretch the tyres. Just a thought. IanC


Hmmm. No oiling but I have been known to rub the loco back and forth a couple of times over a dirty piece of track. That's a habit I will stop now!


Pushing any rubber tired Loco against the friction of the track will be all it takes.

Just think about what the thin soft tyres will do when faced with that?

I suspect your problem may mysteriously vanish.
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Offline Maurice  
#12 Posted : 09 July 2019 00:44:28(UTC)
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Hello,
I had the same problem a few years ago and it went away when I fixed a K track joint that was not properly connected - it was not smooth when I ran a finger over the rail join.
Not sure if this was the cause but it has not happened again.
Maurice.
Offline river6109  
#13 Posted : 09 July 2019 08:41:33(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: LongHairedDavid Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: xxup Go to Quoted Post
Stop doing burnouts on the layout.. LOL

Are you sure that you have the correct tyres on the loco? I used to have lots of V60s and I can't recall shredding any tyres.. Put some new ones on anyway - once they come off they will not stay on properly..


Lok is only 3 months old so original tyres. Just got an order on its way from Lippe so I guess new ones will have to wait :-(


pushing forward and backwards is your problem, if you push somebody forward and backwards the also will lose their patience.
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Offline LongHairedDavid  
#14 Posted : 09 July 2019 11:11:33(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Maurice Go to Quoted Post
Hello,
I had the same problem a few years ago and it went away when I fixed a K track joint that was not properly connected - it was not smooth when I ran a finger over the rail join.
Not sure if this was the cause but it has not happened again.
Maurice.


I only use it in the yard so that isn't an issue. Thanks for the idea.
Long Haired David
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Offline LongHairedDavid  
#15 Posted : 09 July 2019 11:15:16(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: river6109 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: LongHairedDavid Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: xxup Go to Quoted Post
Stop doing burnouts on the layout.. LOL

Are you sure that you have the correct tyres on the loco? I used to have lots of V60s and I can't recall shredding any tyres.. Put some new ones on anyway - once they come off they will not stay on properly..


Lok is only 3 months old so original tyres. Just got an order on its way from Lippe so I guess new ones will have to wait :-(


pushing forward and backwards is your problem, if you push somebody forward and backwards the also will lose their patience.


I think that you are probably right. I will stop doing it and clean the rails!
Long Haired David
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