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Hornby Flying Scotsman Train Will Not Run

Derek asks readers:

“I have a Hornby Flying Scotsman it has been in its box from new 1970’s but it will not run on. The wheels stick as you rotate the main wheels joined by running gear. All wheels run free when the unattached motor is good when run separate. Any suggestions would be great would like to see this one run.”

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2 Responses to Hornby Flying Scotsman Train Will Not Run

  • Robert Morey says:

    Sometimes the valve gear gets bent and fouls the driving rods. Check that there are spaces between the valve gear and the rods.
    Robert

  • derekr says:

    Thanks for response, I found 3 problems I adjusted one of the drive wheels so the couplers moved free I stopped the coupler from shorting on the main wheel bearing and fitted a new magnet to the motor and it is working fine now. Great DR

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