PART NUMBER 760
A 19:1 REDUCTION GEARBOX
The latest MO motor with the triangular shaft has an interesting accessory,
the 19:1 reduction gearbox, part number 760.
The gearbox that I own made a terrible racket
I thought that there might be a burr on one
of the gears or a broken tooth somewhere.
I decided to open it up and see what the
Part Number 760, a 19:1 reduction gearbox for
use with the latest Triangular shaft MO motor.
The gearbox is held together with 8 small
self tapping screws, four on the front cover and four on the rear cover.
I removed the rear cover first followed by the front cover
The rear cover removed.
Once the gearbox was apart I inspected the gears for broken teeth
or burrs. There was no grease on any
of the moving parts inside the gearbox. I decided to put graphite grease onto
all the gear
teeth and onto all bearing faces
The front cover removed.
The gearbox disassembled and ready for
Next I reassembled the gearbox.
Reassembly is straight forward and presented
I reinstalled the gearbox into the model
which is the Special edition locomotive mounted on a stand so that it can be run
as a display model at exhibitions.
I have now clocked up more that 150 hours of
constant running at exhibitions in the special
edition loco and the
gearbox (and motor) is still running smoothly and quietly!