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Watch this video compilation (featuring the 1st voice reveal of yours truly) of my restoration of a Tyco Burlington F9A #150. When I got it, the shell was dirty, and it was missing the front coupler as well as 1 horn, while the other was already broken. Prior to filming, I cleaned the shell with a damp microfiber cloth. In this video, this Tyco Burlington F9A is revived with just some Labelle oil and front contact wheel cleaning. Yet another piece of Tyco history preserved on RETRO TYCO!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ULwezUqxYs

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Nice restoration! Your deep voice caught me by surprise!
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"THIS TRAIN WILL RUN." I love it, zero doubt in this man's voice.

I saw you oiled the axle gears in the video. Maybe you did it off camera, but I find it also helps to oil all the axles (both for lubrication reasons and conductivity reasons), and I believe there's a way to get a drop of oil on the armature bearings as well. That low pitched growling some MU2s have is supposedly a result of the bearings running dry for long periods of time.

Excellent job regardless. It's always good to see an old Tyco moving again!
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quote:
"THIS TRAIN WILL RUN." I love it, zero doubt in this man's voice.

I saw you oiled the axle gears in the video. Maybe you did it off camera, but I find it also helps to oil all the axles (both for lubrication reasons and conductivity reasons), and I believe there's a way to get a drop of oil on the armature bearings as well. That low pitched growling some MU2s have is supposedly a result of the bearings running dry for long periods of time.

Excellent job regardless. It's always good to see an old Tyco moving again!

Originally posted by DaCheez - July 29 2020 :  3:23:41 PM



I know! He knows those MU-2's are built like tanks!


I wonder if I could actually take one to the battlefield....

"Hey, U.S. Military, Wanna buy 100 MU-2 electric train motors?"

"Why?"

"Wait and see...."
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Thanks guys! Maybe I will do more of these videos.....

Yeah, I realized after the fact that I should have lowered my voice a bit, as I've never talked into my camera while filming a train before, and wasn't sure if it would pick up my voice that well. It did, to the point where I had to lower the volume on the part of the video where I'm talking. And yes, that is how I talk - loud - all the time.

DaCheez, I actually didn't lube those gears - the worm gears - or bearings, as it is difficult to reach those with the truck covers on. If you remove the truck covers, at least on one side of the motor truck, then you can reach the tip of the oil bottle in to put a few drops onto the gears. I'll try that on some of my "growling" MU-2 Tyco's and see how they perform. If you have some tip on how to do it without removing the truck covers, please do tell.

Alex, 'tis true. I put my full faith in MU-2 motors and they are, by far, some of the best in the model train market. Really, the quality and longevity of the Tyco/Mantua MU-2 motor is incredible, and they have never let me down.

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I'm under the impression you can get the tip of the needle on your oil bottle through the holes in the bottom of the truck. Check out the links below, they show what the motor looks like on the inside. The brass straps that hold armature bearings are the point of failure I mentioned. You just need to be careful not to get oil on the armature or brushes.

http://www.tycoforums.com/tyco/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6070
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGfIyZ_OrNk
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Thanks for passing these on - and yes, I already knew about how to drill out the rivets....just never got so inclined as to do that to all of my MU-2 locos. I'll have to try to lube the gears with my oil bottle tip, and see how the train runs after that, I'm sure much more smoothly.
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