Kato SD70M bad truck?

Lowell Johnson Oct 1, 2020

  1. Lowell Johnson

    Lowell Johnson TrainBoard Member

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    Hi N Scalers,
    I just bought a used Kato SD70M ElectroMotive demonstrator (red). No box so no numbers, but I'm sure it's an old style chassis. It sounds like it has a bad gear, likely front truck. Truck does not want to snap out. Do you have to loosen the screws holding chassis halves together on this type chassis to remove the truck? I've never dealt with this same chassis before. Pic attached. Thanks. Lowell.
     

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  2. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    Yes, to remove the trucks you need to loosen the screws and then open the trucks up a little. The truck is held in with a flange that allows it to pivot and move but not fall out.
     
  3. Bourkinafasso

    Bourkinafasso TrainBoard Member

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    I'd say it's not Kato but Athearn...
    Anyway you have to loosen the screws.

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  5. Lowell Johnson

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    Thank you. That explains another problem. It has a Kato fuel tank that's the wrong color and does not fit right. I have a couple Kato SD70M's and I just did not think that chassis looked right. Now Athearn makes sense. Lowell.
     
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