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Burlington Northern Locomotive #6318

Burlington Northern Locomotive #6318Joe asks for parts stockists details:

“Help! I purchased several HO cars & locomotives 30 years ago for my son. Now my grandson wants to play with the old set. I’m trying to find (2) 6 wheel trucks for a Burlington Northern #6318 locomotive. I can’t find anything in the internet pertaining to this locomotive. Can anyone help? Thanks.”

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3 Responses to Burlington Northern Locomotive #6318

  • Susan Padley says:

    please c it ould someone help my son. He has got a model railway set up but can’t get it to work, he’s so disappointed and disheartened, could someone out there help him please, he’s on the verge of dismantling it and I would hate for that to to happen, he’s home today so if you can help him please get in touch

  • Donnis Davis says:

    You may want to check ebay for a similar engine that will run with the set you have, a 30 old set like that would be hard to find or replace. Check Trainworld for a newer inexpensive set …. hope this helps …

  • Jay says:

    Are you sure that the 6 wheel trucks on your locomotive are bad? Chances are that locomotive (having not been run for so long) may have several issues. The motor is dirty. Remove the engine’s shell, and place the engine on the track. Turn on the track power and manually spin the motor shaft. This may help to get the motor running again, it may take lots of tries. Once the motor starts, let it run by holding the in place while the wheels are spinning. If you can’t spin the motor drive shaft, then you will need to free up the gears with some light oil. Oil the motor shaft where it exits the motor, and worm gears at the top of each truck, and twist the drive shaft in each direction till it’s freed up. You will also have to clean all of the wheels. Use Isopropyl alcohol and Q-tips to do that. If all else fails do what Donnis Davis requested.

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