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Thank you Cory. This is my first one of this type of engine. It looks awesome I just would love to actually see it move. I was thinking it might just be easier to disconnect the wheels from the outside gears. I don't know how difficult that would be and still have it look intact but it is worth looking into.
I used to have one of those and I ended up removing the side gear connector(s) because it would kink when going around tight corners (which was all I had at the time). I saw in another post you have some resistance in yours as well so it would be a good idea to try to eliminate any flashing maybe left over and lubricate resistance points. As I recall mine had a certain speed it liked to go where it would run smoothly, all other speeds it didn't like. It was somewhere on the slow side of medium. It also looked great sitting still which is what it ended up doing most because it was so stubborn :) Good luck!
Thank you Cory. Yes, the white gears turn freely. I was unsure if gluing this would cause more problems than it would solve. I will pick up some glue tomorrow then. Thank you for your advice.
So the white gears turn freely on the metal axle? If that is the case yes you should be able to apply a metal to plastic bonding glue like Loctite Black, Goop, or Gorilla Glue. Normal super glue or plastic cement will likely not have the bond strength needed for the power transfer. It is a good idea to burnish the axle before applying the adhesive. It shouldn't take too much adhesive to do. Be especially conservative with the Gorilla Glue as it expands 3 times usually and can make a project into a problem if you are not careful. :)
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