Proto 2000 Y3 question

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Sat Aug 5 08:46:25 EDT 2006

Thanks Mike that was the fix! And you are right, these are some great
running locomotives. I have three of them that I got at good prices (perhaps
half the list retail price on each). I can't let go of my Rivarossi fleet,
although they are not all stock anymore. I have three Y6b's - 2174 (motor
center-mounted), and 2173 and 2197 with the cab-mounted motors, as well as a
Y6b bashed backwards to a Y6 and another bashed backwards to a Y4 that I am
looking for one of the R1 tenders for. The Y3's are much better runners, but
I guess since i had so little money in those Rivarossi units I still love
running them. Plus it makes the layout look a bit more... realistic.. to
have a wide variety of locomotives like that. My layout is set in 1954 and
thanks to Ed King I have determined that every locomotive I have represented
was actually on the roster in the fall of 1954.

Anyway that fixed the problem and I appreciate the help!

Bob Welsh

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Sent: Friday, August 04, 2006 6:01 PM
Subject: RE: Proto 2000 Y3 question

> Bob,


> Pop the boiler shell and see if the clip on top of the gear tower is


> up, use a screwdriver or something that you can push on the top of the


> and snap it back. I had a couple do the same thing. I hope this is the


> fix for you as these locos are great runners.


> Mike ritschdorff



> >From: nw-modeling-list at

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> >To: "N and W Modeling List" <nw-modeling-list at>

> >Subject: Proto 2000 Y3 question

> >Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 09:49:35 -0400

> >

> >I have three of these. Two of them run flawlessly. The third one I popped


> >DCC decoder into yesterday and after programming... the front set of

> >drivers

> >operates, the rear set do not. They are not jammed, because there is some

> >play in them. They act almost as if the motor is not connected to them. I

> >COULD contact LIfelike I imagine to get it replaced, but if its something

> >as

> >simple as popping the shell off and finding a u-joint that is not


> >to the drivetrain of the rear set of drivers I would rather just fix it.

> >Advice? Anyone experienced a similar problem?

> >

> >Thanks

> >

> >Bob Welsh

> >

> >

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